FROM THE CRYPTS OF MEMORY. A Poem in Prose. Illustrated by the Author. Clark Ashton SMITH.

FROM THE CRYPTS OF MEMORY. A Poem in Prose. Illustrated by the Author.

[Glendale, California]: Roy A. Squires, 1973. First Edition, First Printing. Original Wraps. First Separate Edition. Quarto. 198 copies printed. Hand-printed with hand-set type on Nideggen paper, in a cover of Grandee Cordoba Brown paper enclosed in a Kinwashi wrapper. Tipped in is a colour photographic print of a painting by Smith. A fine copy. In the original printed envelope which is somewhat soiled and worn. Fine. Item #310801

¶ A note on the publisher's printed envelopes: one curious aspect for collectors of Squires' publications concerns his custom of issuing pamphlets in a white 'inventory control' envelope, usually with the title printed on the front. It should be noted and understood that Roy just made them to differentiate items for himself – he once said "They are not meant as official parts of the publication, and if my intent carries any weight they will never be mentioned in any bibliography. I’d prefer that they be discarded on receipt.”.

Price: $250.00