A SONG FROM HELL. Clark Ashton SMITH.

A SONG FROM HELL.

[Glendale, California]: Roy A. Squires, 1975. First Edition (Xiccarph Edition). Original Wraps. First Edition. Quarto, original printed wrappers, sewn on spine. Issued as THE FUGITIVE POEMS OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH; Second Series, Second Volume. Hand-printed letterpress on Curtis Rag White Wove paper, rust wrapper. One of 215 "ordinary" copies, this being copy number 149. Corners slightly knocked, small scratches; a very good copy (no publisher's envelope). Item #311970

¶ Collects four poems: The Song of the Worlds; The Ancient Quest; A Song From Hell; & The Burning-Ghauts at Benares. 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: $50.00