Tales Of Science And Sorcery

By: Smith, Clark Ashton

Price: $135.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Cover Art; This edition is limited to 2500 copies (actually 2482 copies). This book is in Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, with some beginning toning to the top edges of the flaps and some very beginning rubbing to the spine ends. The book includes the short works: Master of the Asteroid, The Seed from the Sepulcher, The Root of Ampoi, The IMmortals of Mercury, Murder in the Fourth Dimension, Seedling of Mars, The Maker of Gargoyles, The Great God Awto, Mother of Toads, The Tomb-Spawn, Schizoid Creator, Symposium of the Gorgon, The Theft of Thirty-Nine Girdles, and, Morthylla. Also included is: Clark Ashton Smith: A Memoir by E. Hoffmann Price. "In September 1935, Smith's mother Fanny died. Smith spent the next two years nursing his father through his last illness. Timeus died in December 1937. Aged 44, Smith now virtually ceased writing fiction. He had been severely affected by several tragedies occurring in a short period of time: Robert E. Howard's death by suicide (1936) , Lovecraft's death from cancer (1937) and the deaths of his parents, which left him exhausted. As a result, he withdrew from the scene, marking the end of Weird Tales' Golden Age. He began sculpting and resumed the writing of poetry. However, Smith was visited by many writers at his cabin, including Fritz Leiber, Rah Hoffman, Francis T. Laney and others. In 1942, three years after August Derleth founded Arkham House for the purpose of preserving the work of H. P. Lovecraft, Derleth published the first of several major collections of Smith's fiction, Out of Space and Time (1942). This was followed by Lost Worlds (1944). The books sold slowly, went out of print and became costly rarities. Derleth published five more volumes of Smith's prose and two of his verse, and at his death in 1971 had a large volume of Smith's poems in press. " (from Wikipedia)

Title: Tales Of Science And Sorcery

Author Name: Smith, Clark Ashton

Illustrator: Illustrated by Frank Utpatel

Categories: Horror,

Edition: 1st Edition Thus; 1st Edition

Publisher: Sauk City, WI, Arkham House: 1964

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: A38737

Keywords: Horror Clark Ashton Smith Arkham House Limited Editions Small Press Horror Macabre Tales dark Fiction Horror,