AND THE DARKNESS FALLS. Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, . Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vii [viii] ix [x] 3-631 [632: blank] [note: text complete despite gap in pagination], title page printed in blue gray and black, original two-part black and marbled blue and green cloth, spine stamped in blue and gold, top edge stained blue. First edition. One of the largest, most extensive anthologies of horror and supernatural fiction published in the 1940s. Collects seventy-two stories and poems by John Buchan, Algernon Blackwood, John Collier, H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Oliver Onions, E. F. Benson and many others, with informative and often quite extensive headnotes by Karloff. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 932. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 49. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-276. Bleiler (1978), p. 111. Reginald 08067. A fine copy in good dust jacket (priced $2.75 on front flap) with light wear and several short tears at edges and some loss at lower left corner of rear panel and along most of the rear flap fold which is nearly separated. (#163582).
"FIRST PUBLISHED APRIL 1946" on copyright page.