Nightmare NeedNightmare Need
by Joseph Payne Brennan

Dust jacket by Frank Utpatel

Limited Edition Hardcover - $15.00

Arkham House, 1964; 69 pp.; limited to 4000 copies. First Edition.

Nightmare Need is a collection of poems by Joseph Payne Brennan. The book was printed and published in England by Villiers Publications Ltd for Arkham House and lacks the distinctive gold printing on black binding of most Arkham House publications.

Book is solid and clean; pink binding cloth is clean and bright; boards are unbumped and corners sharp; gilt lettering on spine is bright; pages are clean and bright.

Dust jacket front is clean and bright, with a tiny chip at the top of the front flap fold and a 1/4" vertical tear midway along the lower edge of the front cover; flaps are clean and bright with original price ($3.50) unclipped; rear cover is clean and bright.

Overall, this is a fine copy of the book in a nearly fine dust jacket.

"The Old Man With Tarnished Eyes" "The Gods Return"
"Return of the Young Men"
"The Guest"
"Demon's Wood"
"The Humming Stair"
"A Chinese Fable"
"The Snow Wish"
"Poems Unpleasant"
"How Shall I Speak of Stored Intemperate Terrors?"
"The Old Man"
"The Leopard"
"The Man With a Pear"
"The Wild Boars"
"An Hour After Midnight"
"Confederate Cemetery, 1961"
"Spruce Stump"
"When Yellow Leaves"
"Grandmother's Parlour"
"Mad Lines"
"Interment for the Atom Age"
"On Desolate Streets"
"Forest Fantastique"
"In the Night's Cold Passage"
"Somewhere on the Sapphire Winds"
"Grandfather's Ghost"
"Nightmare: The Arena"
"One Winter Afternoon"
"The Scythe of Dreams"
"The Knowing Heart"
"The Black Rent"
"The Secret Cage"
"Your God of Harps"
"Heart of Earth"
"The Eyes"
"The Dead Reach Out"
"The Wind of Time"
"Wraith on the Wind"
"Resurrected Skull"
"The Grey Horror"
"Nocturne Macabre"
"Black October"
"The White Huntress"
"The Silent Houses"
"The Cold Corridors"
"The Chestnut Roasters"

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