THE DARK CHATEAU AND OTHER POEMS. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1951. Octavo, cloth. First edition. 563 copies printed. A selection of forty poems, ably showing off his brand of the fantastic, which was heavily influenced by the French Decadents. His sixth collection of poems and the first of three issued by Arkham House. "Lyric poetry offered Smith (as it did Lovecraft and, arguably Poe, as well) a purer form for the expression of his chief literary genius, which was the painting of fantastic tableaus, vignettes and landscapes with little need for character, dialogue or action." - Robert Eldridge. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with mild rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, 10 mm closed tear along upper front flap fold, and clipped price. (#162628).
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