GENIUS LOCI AND OTHER TALES. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1948. Octavo, cloth. First edition. 3047 copies printed. The author's third collection of weird tales published by Arkham House, containing fifteen tales from his most productive period, the first half of the 1930s. The settings include his two recurrent imaginary realms, French Averoigne and the futuristic Zothique, a post-civilizational wasteland where magic reigns. " ... the best [of the Zothique stories] are possessed of an unparalleled dramatic surge which carries them helter-skelter through a mass of bizarre detail to devastating conclusions." - Brian Stableford, in St. James Guide to Fantasy Writers, p. 530. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1486. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-201. See Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 4-141. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-182. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A sharp copy. (#162623).
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