(#40217) IN MAYAN SPLENDOR. Frank Belknap Long.

IN MAYAN SPLENDOR. [Sauk City, Wisconsin]: Arkham House, 1977. Octavo, cloth. First edition. 2947 copies printed. A major American writer of fantastic poetry, "his poems were praised by George Sterling, John Masefield, and Arthur Machen." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 8-29. "A collection of all the poems Long wished to preserve, most of them derived from his two early volumes, A MAN FROM GENOA (1926) and THE GOBLIN TOWER (1935) ... {As a poet Long is] in the rank of Donald Wandrei, Robert E. Howard, and Joseph Payne Brennan, and just below that of Clark Aston Smith as a modern master of weird verse; in general his poetry is superior to that of his great friend H. P. Lovecraft." - Joshi, Arkham 144. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 6-34. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#40217).

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