by August Derleth
Dust jacket by Ronald Clyne
Limited Edition Hardcover - $300.00
OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER
Arkham House, 1945; 274 pp.; limited to 2000 copies. First Edition.
Something Near is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author August Derleth. It was the author's second book published by Arkham House. The collection has never been reprinted. Most of the stories had appeared earlier in the magazine Weird Tales.
Book is solid and clean, with bumping on top corners; black binding cloth is clean and shiny, with some smudges and fingerprints; gilt lettering on spine is bright, with some age darkening; pages are clean and bright.
Dust jacket front is clean, bright, and unblemished; some minor wear and chipping on top and bottom of spine; spine, folds, and top of jacket and flaps are age yellowed; flaps are clean and bright with original price ($3.00) unclipped; rear cover is clean and bright.
Overall, this is a near fine copy of the book in a near fine dust jacket.CONTENTS
"A Thin Gentleman with Gloves"
"Mr. Ames' Devil"
"A Wig for Miss Devore"
"Mrs. Corter Makes Up Her Mind"
"Headlines for Tod Shayne"
"No Light for Uncle Henry"
"Lady Macbeth of Pimley Square"
"An Elegy for Mr. Danielson"
"The Satin Mask"
"The Inverness Cape"
"The Thing That Walked on the Wind"
"Beyond the Threshold"
"The Dweller in Darkness"