JUMBEE AND OTHER UNCANNY TALES. Henry S. Whitehead.

JUMBEE AND OTHER UNCANNY TALES.

Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1944. Octavo, jacket illustration by Charles Frank Wakefield, cloth. First edition. 1559 copies printed. The sixth Arkham House book. Whitehead's posthumously published first collection of weird fiction, fourteen stories including eleven of the twenty-five stories he published in WEIRD TALES between 1924 and 1933. All but one of the stories collected here "are set in the West Indies and are redolent with local color ... Whitehead was a cut above the general run of pulp writers, and his stories feature some remarkable motifs, occasionally let down by inept plotting." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 4-165. Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 3-213. Bleiler: The Guide To Supernatural Fiction #1706. A fine copy in a very good to nearly fine copy with touch of rubbing to front corner tips and usual color fade to spine panel. (25753). Item #25753

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