BLACKWATER: I-VI: THE FLOOD, THE LEVEE, THE HOUSE, THE WAR, THE FORTUNE [and] RAIN. [New York]: Avon, . Small octavo, six volumes, pictorial wrappers. First editions, each book a first printing with number line ending with "1." Each of the first three volumes, dated January 1983, February 1983 and March 1983 respectively, have signed inscriptions on the title pages by McDowell dated 19 February 1983 which were done in Boston for Jim French. "A six-volume family chronicle/horror novel that traces the fate of the Caskey family of Perdido, Alabama, from Easter 1919 through the clan matriarch's death in 1970. An ambitious, impressive social melodrama/dark fantasy with sensitive characterizations, strong plotting, and a very effective rendering of the Southern small-town milieu ..." - Barron, ed., Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-271. Barron, ed., Horror Literature 4-230. Winter list, p. 270. Very mild (normal) rubbing to spine ends, a fine set. These books are rarely found signed by McDowell. (#160926).
Each book is a first printing with number line ending with "1."