IN MEMORIAM: CLARK ASHTON SMITH. Edited by Jack L. Chalker. With an Introduction by Ray Bradbury. Illustrations by David Prosser and Harry Warren Douthwaite. One of Ten Hardbound Copies. Clark Ashton. CHALKER SMITH, Jack L.

IN MEMORIAM: CLARK ASHTON SMITH. Edited by Jack L. Chalker. With an Introduction by Ray Bradbury. Illustrations by David Prosser and Harry Warren Douthwaite. One of Ten Hardbound Copies.

(Baltimore, MD): "Anthem" / Jack L. Chalker & Associates (i.e., The Mirage Press). 1963. First Edition, First Printing, Deluxe Hardbound Issue. Hardcover. First edition. Quarto, 8.5 x 11 inches. Publisher's black cloth with gilt titles on spine panel. 98 pp, Illustrated. COPY NO. 9 OF 10 HARDCOVER COPIES, so designated on a typed label affxed to the front free endpaper. 387 numbered copies were printed. Ten Copies were casebound in a special edition: 2 copies for the editor, 2 copies for the publisher's file, 2 copies for persons associated with Clark Ashton Smith, and 4 copies for sale to collectors. Of that edition, this is copy #9. This copy is SIGNED BY JACK CHALKER below the limitation label. (Note: The colophon states "Approximately 450 copies of this book were printed", but the limitation label and also Chalker's own bibliography THE SCIENCE-FANTASY PUBLISHERS both confirm that the total amount was 387). A fine copy, without dust jacket, as issued. Fine. Item #310753

¶ Contents: INTRODUCTION by Ray Bradbury. CLARK ASHTON SMITH (1890-1961), a poem, by Theodore Sturgeon. THE SORCERER DEPARTS, by Donald S. Fryer. AUTOBIOGRAPHY, by CAS. AS I REMEMBER KLARKASH-TON, by George F. Haas. POET OF ETERNITY, by Litterio Farsaci (Larry Farsace). REMINISCENCES, by Ethel Heiple. THE PROSE TALES OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH, by L. Sprague de Camp. CLARK ASHTON SMITH: AN APPRECIATION by Fritz Leiber. THE WEIRD OF AVOOSL WUTHOQQUAN, by CAS. THE DEAD WILL CUCKOLD YOU, by CAS. Plus these poems by Smith, all in illustrated format: THE OLD WATER-WHEEL / CYCLES / THE VOICE IN THE PINES / DOMINIUM IN EXCELSIS / SEPTEMBER / INEFFABILITY / NEIGHBORING SLAUGHTER HOUSE (HAIKU) / THE BARRIER. A very scarce and much celebrated memorial anthology, much of the material herein has never been reprinted, and many of the poems - along with the play THE DEAD WILL CUCKOLD YOU - are printed here for the first time.

Price: $1,750.00