NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House: Publishers, 1948. Octavo, cloth. First edition. 2067 copies printed. Signed inscription by Derleth on the front free endpaper: "For Allen Hess / A book of trifles / Sincerely, / August Derleth." A collection of thirty-two stories, most first published in WEIRD TALES, plus a foreword by Derleth who calls this book "a kind of catchall, made up of stories for the most part rejected for inclusion in SOMEONE IN THE DARK and SOMETHING NEAR, plus certain more recent stories which have been added to this group of early stories primarily to set off the contrast." Derleth's third collection of weird fiction. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 520. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-96. Paste-downs tanned, narrow strip of staining along lower edge of front cover, a very good copy in fine dust jacket. (#162693).
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