DEATH'S DEPUTY. Los Angeles: Fantasy Publishing Co, Inc., 1948. Octavo, cloth. First edition. First binding of black cloth with spine panel stamped in gold and "F.P.C.I." at base of spine panel. "Short novel from UNKNOWN (1940) whose hero is posthumously recruited to the cause of personified destruction and returned to Earth so he can precipitate minor disasters wherever he goes, a job he does not relish and from which he eventually resigns." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 5-147. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-183. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 867. A fine copy in good dust jacket with wear at edges, mainly spine ends and corner tips, and dust soiling to rear panel. (#163374).
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