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SOMEONE IN THE DARK by  August Derleth - First edition - 1941 - from John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB and Biblio.com

SOMEONE IN THE DARK

by Derleth, August

Condition: Some age toning to the text block, a very good copy in a good to very good dust jacket with rubbing and mild shelf wear to edges


[Sauk City, WI]: Arkham House, 1941. First edition. Some age toning to the text block, a very good copy in a good to very good dust jacket with rubbing and mild shelf wear to edges and folds, small chips to the corners of the spine ends, affecting the author lettering at the head of the spine panel, small chip to the upper right front corner, slight loss to other corner tips. (22900). Octavo, cloth. 1115 copies printed. The second Arkham House book and Derleth's first collection of supernatural fiction. These stories are almost all culled from the pulps, many from Weird Tales. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 4-47.

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.


  • Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 22900
  • Title: SOMEONE IN THE DARK
  • Author: Derleth, August
  • Book condition: Used - Some age toning to the text block, a very good copy in a good to very good dust jacket with rubbing and mild shelf wear to edges
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Arkham House
  • Place: [Sauk City, WI]
  • Date published: 1941
  • Keywords: Horror . SC
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