(#170152) THE PLACE CALLED DAGON. Herbert Gorman, Sherman.

THE PLACE CALLED DAGON. New York: George H. Doran Company, [1927]. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-8] 9-315 [316-318: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original dark gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained black, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition. In an isolated western Massachusetts community descendants of the Salem witches follow the rituals of their elders. "Highly effective." - H. P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature, pp. 73-4. "This tale of witchcraft and ancestral memory in backwoods Massachusetts owes much to Nathaniel Hawthorne ... portions of THE PLACE CALLED DAGON may have served as a model for the Dunwich milieu in Lovecraft's fiction." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 178. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 703. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 93. Bleiler (1978), p. 84. Reginald 37804. Touch of wear to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, a square, tight, clean, very good copy. A nicer than usual copy. (#170152).

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