by Clark Ashton Smith
Dust jacket by Ronald Clyne and Wynn Bullock
Limited Edition Hardcover - $250.00
OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER
Arkham House, 1960; 227 pp.; limited to 2000 copies. First Edition.
The Abominations of Yondo is a collection of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories by author Clark Ashton Smith. It was the author's fourth collection of stories published by Arkham House. The stories, mostly written between 1930 and 1935, were from Smith's major story cycles of Hyperborea, Poseidonis, Averoigne and Zothique. The title story is told by a man who has been released from being tortured by the priests of the lion-headed god Ong, and who tries to make his way to safety through the desert of Yondo, but is so perturbed by the horrors he encounters that he flees back to the realm of the torturers.
Book is solid and clean; black binding cloth is clean and shiny, with some light smudging; gilt lettering on spine is bright, but slightly darkened; pages are clean and bright.
Dust jacket front is clean, bright, and unblemished; some very minor wear and chipping top and bottom of spine and on top and bottom corners of flap folds; 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 near fine dust jacket.CONTENTS
"The Abominations of Yondo"
"The White Sybil"
"The Voyage of King Euvoran"
"The Witchcraft of Ulua"
"The Master of the Crabs"
"A Vintage from Atlantis"
"The Enchantress of Sylaire"
"The Dweller in the Gulf"
"The Dark Age"
"The Devotee of Evil"
"The Nameless Offspring"
"The Epiphany of Death"
"The Third Episode of Vathek" with William Beckford
"The Mirror in the Hall of Ebony"
"The Passing of Aphrodite"