ATMOSPHERE OF HOUSES. August Derleth.

ATMOSPHERE OF HOUSES. Muscatine, Iowa: The Prairie Press, 1939. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-45 [46: "publisher's note"] [47: blank] [48: "colophon"], twelve wood engravings by Frank Utpatel, title page printed in green and black, original green cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Limited to 290 copies. Sac Prairie Saga vignettes, "essentially a prose poem describing an odyssey through Sac Prairie. The 'atmosphere of houses' is created by the dwellings themselves and by their former occupants, whose revenants still haunt the shadowed rooms" (Wilson). Brief excerpts were incorporated into EVENING IN SPRING (1941). Wilson 555. Two tiny spots on front cover, a very good or better copy. (#164143).

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"... Two hundred and / ninety copies have been printed ..." on colophon page.