THE TERROR: A FANTASY. London: Duckworth & Co., . Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-190 [191: ad] [192: blank], original light blue-gray boards, front, spine and rear panels printed in black. First edition. A presentation copy with a three-quarter page inscription on the half title page about writing "beautifully, to be an artist in literature," signed in full by Machen and dated 23 October 1923. Animal revolt in rural England during the Great War. "... this remains the most interesting of Machen's later weird tales." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-136. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1076. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 525. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 278. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-160. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 130. Reginald 09472. Goldstone and Sweetser 16a. Bookplate of W. Curran Reedy affixed to the front paste-down. Text paper age-darkened as usual, a very good copy in good pictorial dust jacket with shallow chips from edges, mainly at spine ends and corners, and some general dust soiling. There is a publisher's two shilling price sticker affixed to the spine panel. A nice copy of this fragile wartime production (wood pulp paper and cardboard binding) which is seldom found in decent condition. It is uncommon in jacket, and it is rarely found inscribed or signed by Machen. (#165280).
"First published 1917" on copyright page.