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Someone in the Dark

by Derleth, August

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Sauk City: Arkham House, 1941. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; dark and light blue spine, dark and light blue text; jacket has protective mylar cover, rubbing, chipping around edges; boards are strong, some rubbing; textblock has some staining around edges and on front endpaper, ex libris plate on front pastedown, otherwise clean; pp 335; 1941 first edition, limited to 1115 copies (1/2 inch shorter than 1965 reissue copy, has no headband); second Arkham book; FLP Collection. Shelve: Case 8. Full-priced Rockville.


Someone in the Dark is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author August Derleth. It was released in 1941 and was the second book published by Arkham House. 1,115 copies were printed. An additional 300 copies were printed by Hunter Publishing Co. in Winston-Salem, NC in 1965.




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