by Donald Wandrei
Dust jacket by Audrey Johnson
Limited Edition Hardcover - $150.00
OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER
Arkham House, 1948; 191 pp.; limited to 3000 copies. First Edition.
The Web of Easter Island is a novel by author Donald Wandrei. It was the fourth full-length novel to be published by Arkham House.
The Web of Easter Island was first written in 1932 under the title Dead Titans, Waken!. The manuscript was rejected by several publishers including Harper & Brothers but was eventually revised and published by Arkham House. It is loosely related to the Cthulhu Mythos (it is dedicated to H. P. Lovecraft) and follows the exploits of Carter E. Graham from England to Easter Island, where ancient horror is discovered and combated.
Book is solid and clean; black binding cloth is clean and unblemished; corners are sharp; bottom of spine is lightly bumped; gilt lettering on spine is clean and bright but slightly darkened; a former owner's bookplate is pasted to inside of front board.
Dust jacket front is clean, bright, and unblemished; flaps are clean and bright with original price ($3.00) unclipped.
Overall, this is a near fine copy of the book in a fine dust jacket.