by M.P. Shiel
Dust jacket by Frank Utpatel
Limited Edition Hardcover - $60.00
OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER
Arkham House, 1975; 143 pp; limited to 4,283 copies. First Edition.
Xélucha and Others is a collection of stories by author M. P. Shiel. It was the author's first book published by Arkham House and was first announced in Arkham's 1948 catalog. It contains the stories Shiel considered to be his best.
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.
Dust jacket front is clean, bright, unblemished and unchipped; flaps are clean and bright with original price ($6.50) unclipped; rear cover is clean and bright. Some light black smudging and age-toning along outer edge of back cover near fold.
Overall, this is a fine copy of the book in a fine dust jacket.CONTENTS
"The Primate of the Rose"
"Dark Lot of One Saul"
"The House of Sounds"
"The Globe of Gold-Fish"
"Many a Tear"
"The Tale of Henry and Rowena"
"The Bell of St. Sepulcre"
"The Pale Ape"
"The Case of Euphemia Raphash"