by August Derleth
Dust jacket by Richard Taylor
Limited Edition Hardcover - $300.00
OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER
Arkham House, 1958; 201 pp; limited to 2000 copies. First Edition. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "Sincerely, August W Derleth".
The Mask of Cthulhu is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author August Derleth. The stories are part of the Cthulhu Mythos and most had appeared in the magazine Weird Tales between 1939 and 1953.
Book is solid and clean, with some bumping to top and bottom of spine; black binding cloth is clean and shiny; corners are sharp; gilt lettering on spine is bright, with some age darkening; pages are clean and bright.
Dust jacket front is clean, bright, and unblemished; flaps are clean and bright with original price ($3.50) unclipped; some age yellowing on top of flaps; minor wear on top and bottom of spine; tiny partial tear at front fold on bottom of spine; rear cover is clean and bright.
Overall, this is a near fine copy of the book in a fine dust jacket.CONTENTS
"The Return of Hastur"
"The Whippoorwills in the Hills"
"Something in Wood"
"The Sandwin Compact"
"The House in the Valley"
"The Seal of R'lyeh"