PLACE OF HAWKS. New York: Loring & Mussey Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-6] 7 [8-12] 13-250 [251-254: blank], five wood engravings by George Barford, original black cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in silver, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition. Derleth's third book and first collection of short fiction. Collects four linked novelettes: "Five Alone," "Faraway House," "Nine Strands in a Web" and "Place of Hawks." Dark, somber stories of madness, death and decay; Midwestern Gothic. "The emphasis is on the dark, brooding, and tragic in this study of twisted lives." - Wilson. Part of Derleth's Sac Prairie Saga. Wilson 541. A very good copy in good pictorial dust jacket with wear along bottom edge, small chips from upper corner tips, 15x50 mm chip from upper spine end with loss of most of "DERLETH," and clipped price. (#164199).
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