by Mary Elizabeth Counselman
Dust jacket and frontispiece by Tim Kirk
Limited Edition Hardcover - $15.00
Arkham House, 1978; 212 pp.; limited to 4,288 copies. First Edition.
Half in Shadow is a collection of stories by author Mary Elizabeth Counselman. It had first been published as a fourteen story collection (six stories not in the later Arkham House edition) as a Consul paperback by World Distributors, UK, in 1964. It was released in 1978 by Arkham House with fourteen stories (six not in the earlier UK edition) and was the author's first hardcover book. Most of the stories had appeared previously in the magazine Weird Tales. There has also been a reprint - London: William Kimber, 1980.
Book is solid and clean; black binding cloth is clean and shiny; boards are unbumped and corners sharp; gilt lettering on spine is bright; pages are clean and bright.
Dust jacket front is clean, bright, unblemished and unchipped; flaps are clean and bright with original price ($8.95) unclipped; rear cover is clean and bright.
Overall, this is a fine copy of the book in a fine dust jacket.CONTENTS
"The Three Marked Pennies"
"The Shot-Tower Ghost"
"The Monkey Spoons"
"The Smiling Face"
"A Death Crown for Mr. Hapworthy"
"The Black Stone Statue"
"The Green Window"
"The Tree's Wife"
"A Handful of Silver"