New York: Liveright Inc Publishers, [1933]. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-ix [x] xi-xii [xiii-xiv] 15-301 [302-304: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge stained red, other edges rough-trimmed. First edition. Signed inscription by Merritt on the verso of the half title page: "Best wishes of / A. Merritt." "Celebrated weird mystery novel of witchcraft and deadly little dolls." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 155. Filmed in 1936 as The Devil Doll, directed by Tod Browning, screenplay by Garrett Fort, Guy Endore and Erich von Stroheim with Lionel Barrymore and Maureen O'Sullivan in lead roles. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-146. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1160. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 552. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 181-83. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 138. Reginald 10058. A fine copy in a very good pictorial dust jacket with a short closed tear with light crease to upper front panel and light wear to corners with minor loss and some rubbing to folds. This book is not often found signed or inscribed. (15143). Item #15143

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