by August Derleth
Dust jacket by Richard Taylor
Limited Edition Hardcover - $250.00
OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER
Arkham House, 1962; 248 pp.; limited to 2500 copies. First Edition.
The Trail of Cthulhu is a series of interconnected short stories written by August Derleth as part of the Cthulhu Mythos genre of horror fiction. The stories chronicle the struggles of Laban Shrewsbury and his companions against the Great Old Ones, particularly Cthulhu. The stories were originally published in Weird Tales from 1944 to 1952.
Book is solid and clean, without bumping; black binding cloth is clean and shiny, with a few light smudges on back; corners are sharp; gilt lettering on spine is bright; pages are clean and bright.
Dust jacket front is clean, bright, and unblemished; flaps are clean and bright with original price ($4.00) unclipped; rear cover is clean and bright.
Overall, this is a fine copy of the book in a fine dust jacket.CONTENTS
"The House on Curwen Street" ("The Trail of Cthulhu") (March 1944)
"The Watcher from the Sky" (July 1945)
"The Gorge Beyond Salapunco" ("The Testament of Claiborne Boyd") (March 1949)
"The Keeper of the Key" (May 1951)
"The Black Island" (January 1952)
"A Note on the Cthulhu Mythos"