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Leiber, Fritz
book-date: 2005
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Midnight House
Allen Koszowski
Book= Fine
Dustjacket= Fine

This is #120 of a 520 copy edition from Midnight House (Seattle, WA.) 2005 hardcover (dated 2004 on credits page - but not printed or shipped until February 2005.) Cover and frontispiece by Allen Koszowski, 246 pages, $45.00 cover price. Condition is Fine in a Fine dustjacket: book is tight and square, no bumping at top & bottom of spine or corners; age tanning is negligible (good quality paper.) No stamps, marks, or writing - a very clean copy. Dustjacket is unclipped ($45.00 price) with no tears or flaws. Dustjacket protector has a hint of wear. This is as-new and unread.

(Introduction by John Pelan - editor)
Horrible Imaginings
The Automatic Pistol
Crazy Annaoj
The Hound
Alice and the Alergy
Skinny's Wonderful
Answering Service
Scream Wolf
Mysterious Doings in the Metropolitan Museum
When Brahma Wakes
The Glove
The Girl With the Hungry Eyes
While Set Fled
Diary in the Snow
The Ghost Light

Original appearances from 1940 to 1984 - in Weird Tales (3), Galaxy, IF, Mike Shayne's, Fantastic, Whispers #6/7, Amra (2), Death, Universe 5, The Girl With the Hungry Eyes, Night's Black Agents, The Ghost Light. "Skinny's Wonderful" is original to this collection. 3 other stories make their first appearance in a Leiber collection, 3 more were first collected in The Leiber Chronicles (a mostly-reprint collection.)

This was the 4th volume from Midnight House/Darkside, in a series which seemed to have the goal of collecting all or most of Leiber's short fiction in hardcover. This would eventually duplicate the contents of all previous Leiber collections, but since the Fafhrd & Gray Mouser surveys and The Best of Fritz Leiber were relatively unpoached, one could already eliminate some paperback-original collections like A Pail of Air or Shadows With Eyes (or come very close.) A pity that the publisher went out of business - since Leiber is one of the few authors I feel that it would be worth collecting all of his stories.

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