by Gary Myers
Dust jacket and illustrations by Allan Servoss
Limited Edition Hardcover - $50.00
OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER
Arkham House, 1975; 77 pp.; limited to 4,144 copies. First Edition.
The House of the Worm is a collection of stories by author Gary Myers. It was the author's first book. The book is a stylistic pastiche of H. P. Lovecraft and Lord Dunsany, and may be seen as an expansion of Lovecraft's Dream Cycle. While presented as a novel of the Cthulhu Mythos, it is, in fact, a collection of linked stories.
The first of these stories, "The House of the Worm," was included (as "The Feast in the House of the Worm") in Lin Carter's anthology New Worlds for Old (1971), the thirty-fifth volume in the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series. All ten stories were included in Myers's 2013 collection, The Country of the Worm.
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. Some very light smudging and fingerprinting on boards.
Dust jacket front is clean, bright, unblemished and unchipped; flaps are clean and bright with original price ($5.50) unclipped; rear cover is clean and bright.
Overall, this is a fine copy of the book in a fine dust jacket.CONTENTS
I "The House of the Worm"
II "Yohk the Necromancer"
IV "Passing of a Dreamer"
V "The Return of Zhosph"
VI "The Three Enchantments"
VIII "The Loot of Golthoth"
IX "The Four Sealed Jars"
X "The Maker of Gods"