THE FACE IN THE MIRROR. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1971. Octavo, cloth. First edition. 2045 copies printed. Welsh author Denys Val Baker (1917-1984) was a prolific writer of novels, short stories, reminiscences, and articles, much of whose work was regional writing about Cornwall where he resided permanently after 1948. This selection of twelve stories is his major collection of weird fiction. "These unusual fantasy and macabre stories are among Baker's best work in the genre ... 'The Face in the Mirror' and 'Passage to Liverpool' are remarkable pieces." - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-11. The author of "many weird and bizarre stories," this collection includes "his best weird tales. Seldom supernatural, his tales stress the psychological effects of the inexplicable upon people." - Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 24-5. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with hint of tanning along rear flap fold and upper edges of flaps. (#162672).
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