Thirty Years Of Arkham House 1939-1969 A History and Bibliography

By: Derleth, August (Prepared by)

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Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Limited to 2000 copies (actually 2137 copies printed. ) This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "A second Lovecraft omnibus, Beyond the Wall of Sleep, appeared in 1943 as sales on all Arkham House books continued to advance. By 1944, Arkham House was established as a successful small press, with four titles appearing (collections of works by Donald Wandrei, Henry S. Whitehead, Clark Ashton Smith, and a final Lovecraft omnibus). In 1945, Arkham House widened its range by publishing two novels, neither of which had seen print in any form before. These were Witch House by Evangeline Walton and The Lurker at the Threshold by August Derleth (based on an outline by H. P. Lovecraft). Derleth also widened Arkham's range by publishing collections of stories by well-known English fantasy authors, the first being Green Tea and Other Ghost Stories by J. Sheridan Le Fanu. Collections by Englishmen A. E. Coppard, H. Russell Wakefield, William Hope Hodgson and Algernon Blackwood followed in 1947. Also in 1947 were books by three American writers, including the science fiction novel Slan by A. E. Van Vogt. Derleth must have felt he was in the wrong field as Slan, with a print run of over 4,000 copies proved to be the fastest and best selling Arkham House of the 1940s. " (from Wikipedia)

Title: Thirty Years Of Arkham House 1939-1969 A History and Bibliography

Author Name: Derleth, August (Prepared by)

Categories: Science Fiction and Fantasy,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Sauk City, WI, Arkham House: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: A38347

Keywords: Science Fiction August Derleth Arkham House Limited Editions Small Press Science Fiction,