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Someone In the Dark

By Derleth, August




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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SOMEONE IN THE DARK

Derleth, August

[Sauk City, Wisconsin]: Arkham House, 1941.. Octavo, cloth. First edition, first printing. 1115 copies printed. The second Arkham House book and Derleth's first collection of supernatural fiction. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 4-47. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-62. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 518. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-97. Touch of wear to cloth along part of bottom edge of front cover and part of upper edge of rear cover, just a hint of tanning to page edges, a very good or better copy, with bright gold lettering on spine panel, in nearly fine dust jacket with mild tanning to spine panel, with show through to lettering, and flap folds. Quite a nice copy overall. (#162713)

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SOMEONE IN THE DARK

Derleth, August

[Sauk City, WI]: Arkham House, 1941. First edition, first printing. Small previous owner's name label affixed to lower right corner of front free endpaper (below the written inscription), lower right front corner bumped, a very good to nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with rubbing to front flap fold, mild rubbing and shelf wear to spine ends with a touch of loss to upper spine end, small closed tear and crease along rear panel bottom edgeage, small chip to lower left rear corner and age tanning to spine. (18637). Octavo, cloth. 1115 copies printed. Signed inscription by Derleth on the front free endpaper. 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.

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Someone in the Dark

derleth, August

Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1941. black boards (Holliston Novelex) with gilt ltrs on spine, corners and head-heel of spine bumped, cream (Cream Winnebago Eggshell) pages, ink name and date on ffep, clean and tight. DJ is unclipped $2.00 with dark pictorial and silver ltrs while nicked/chipped /torn / and missing pieces on edges/corners/and head-heel of spine. Horror/wierd short story collection.. 1st Printiing Thus. Hardcover. Good/Good-. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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Someone In The Dark

Derleth, August

Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1941. First state, 17.6 centimeters in height. A fine copy, bright and clean inside and out. In a near-fine dust jacket ($2.00 price intact) with a touch of wear at the corners. A beautiful copy of the second Arkham House book.. 1st Edition.

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Someone in the Dark

Derleth, August

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.

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SOMEONE IN THE DARK

Derleth, August

[Sauk City, Wisconsin]: Arkham House, 1941.. Octavo, cloth. First edition, first printing. 1115 copies printed. The second Arkham House book and Derleth's first collection of supernatural fiction. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 4-47. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-62. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 518. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-97. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light wear at spine ends, two short closed tears with associated creases at upper spine folds, one extending slightly into the upper edge of the front panel, and clipped price. A sharp copy. (#154897)

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Someone in the Dark

Derleth, August

Sauk City WI: Arkham House, 1941. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. True first edition of this second book from Arkham House, containing Derleth's favorites of his weird fiction shorts up to this date. One of 1115 copies of this version. Shorter than the reprint, with thinner boards and (easiest way to tell without a comparison copy) with no headband or footband on the spine. Nice copies of this version are scarcer than the 300 copy (unacknowledged) reprint from the 1960s. This is a very nice copy: spine slightly faded on the dustjacket, minimal wear, book clean, bright and tight. In jacket protector. Much more desirable than the reprint. TW

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Someone in the Dark

Derleth, August

Sauk City WI: Arkham House, 1941 (actually 1966). Second edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Second edition of this second book from Arkham House, containing Derleth's favorites of his weird fiction shorts up to this date. One of 300 copies of this version. Most of the copies of this version are in excellent condition -- many more are signed (like this one) than are copies of the first. This one is inscribed to a collector. A comparison of the jackets shows the second is much muddier than the first, in terms of reproduction -- it was probably shot from a printed copy of the first. Derleth did a remarkable job of matching the paper on the jacket, though, right down to its lamentable tendency to fade if one shines so much as a flashlight on it. A serious "Tell me again why I wanted to become an Arkham House completist?" item, with a nice Derleth inscription as some justification for going for this copy. TW

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Someone in the Dark

Derleth, August

Sauk City: Arkham House, 1941. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. Illustrated by Frank Utpatel. DJ chipping along front bottom, corners very small pin head size chips, unclipped $2, black boards, gilt lettering on spine, binding very good, pages bright & clean, cracked hinge on pg. 320. Stated first edition limited to one thousand on inside flap on DJ. Fourteen stories and twonovelettes contained therein are by August Derleth believed to be his best work. ; Cover Art; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 335 pages.

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SOMEONE IN THE DARK

Derleth, August

Sauk City, WI: Arkham House: Publisher [Hunter Publishing Co.], 1965 The second Arkham House publication. 300 copies printed by Hunter Publishing Co., in 1965. Headbands present as the first printing had no headbands. An interesting history of this rare second printing can by found in Shedlon Jaffrey's THE ARKHAM HOUSE COMPANION, pages 2 through 4. Referenced in Currey; SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY AUTHORS page 150. Collects preface plus sixteen of Derleth,s stories. Joshi; Sixty Years of Arkham House, #2. Light toning to the edges of the text block, else fine in fine dust jacket with light toning to the spine panel and a closed quarter inch tear to the front panel. A superior copy.. First edition, second printing. Hardcover. Book.

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Someone in the Dark

DERLETH, August

Sauk City: Arkham House, 1941. hardcover. fine/fine. Small 8vo, black cloth, d.w. Arkham House, 1941. First Edition. Mint. Falsely issued "first edition," a facsimile, bound with a headband, and 18.35cm tall.

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SOMEONE IN THE DARK

Derleth, August

[Sauk City, WI]: Arkham House, 1941. First edition, first printing. 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.

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Someone in the Dark

August Derleth

Arkham House, 1941. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. First edition of Derleth's first book. Name written inside front cover. Dust jacket worn and chipped.

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Someone in the Dark

DERLETH, AUGUST

Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1941. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very good in original black cloth, titled in gilt on spine. Some light rubbing, especially at extremities. Text clean and bright, binding square and tight. Lacking dust jacket.. Duodecimo. 4.75 x 6.875 in. [x], 335 + [1] pp. One of 1115 copies printed. Arkham House's second book.

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Someone in the Dark

August Derleth

1978-01-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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SOMEONE IN THE DARK. - with 19 Short Stories (Paperback edition).

Derleth, August (editor) M. R. James; Henry S. Whitehead; Algernon Blackwood; Clark Ashton Smith; Thomas Burke; Howard Wandrei; H. Russell Wakefield; John Collier; August Derleth

Canada: Jove Publication / HBJ Book, 1978. 223 Pages; > Cover creasing. & RUBBING.. First Edition By This Publisher. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by PHOTO Cover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall.. Mass Market Paperback..

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Someone in the Dark

Derleth, August

Jove M4738, 1978. Jove M4738, first printing December 1978, in Very Good condition.. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good.

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SOMEONE IN THE DARK

Derleth, August

New York: Jove / HBJ Books, 1978. Small scuff to spine head. Slight shelf wear to outer edges of rear cover panel. Appears unread.. First Paperback Edition. Mass Market Paperback. About Fine.

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Someone In the Dark

Derleth, August

Jove. G+/No Jacket. 1978. First Edition. Mass Market Paperback. 0515047384 EX-LIBRARY with usual markings. Wraps scuffed; reading creases; corner creases; stamps on page edges. ((60)) .

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