Sauk City: Arkham House, 1964. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. First Edition. Octavo, original black cloth titled in gilt on spine panel. 2,482 copies printed. 228 pp. Fritz Leiber's copy of Smith's first posthumous Arkham house book, inscribed to him as a gift from Donald Syndey-Fryer on the front free endpaper: "Beetling Shapes of veiled, colossal dread / With Gothic wings enormous, arched the night / - from "Nightmare" by Klarkash-Ton. / For Fritz, friends of friends, / from Donald Sidneyevich. / Christmas, 1964". Leiber has signed his name in ink at the base of the page. Minute corner bumps, a near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with only the very slightest hint of fading to the spine panel. Near Fine in Dust Jacket. Item #310899
¶ Collects 14 weird and supernatural stories plus an excellent memoir of Smith by E. Hoffmann Price. A nice association copy from one Arkham House author to another, both of whom were greatly influenced by Smith's writings.