As It Is Written

By: Smith, Charles Ashton

Price: $25.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine

Book itself is clean and bright with no bumps to boards, no names or writing, and very clean pages and page edges. Jacket has not been price-clipped and is likewise clean and attractive in brand new mylar. Faults to it are minor, a few small rubbed spots and one small tear which is practically invisible. Book is part of a limited first edition of 1250 copies of which 1200 were for sale and is SIGNED by the illustrator. The story, an "oriental fantasy", is one of the longest and earliest works by the author which had been accepted for publication by the experimental and short-lived (and today rare) pulp magazine, "Thrill Book" in 1919 shortly before it folded. The story languished for over 60 years before being offered in this edition for the first time in hard cover book form. 125 pages. Preface tells the story of how it was discovered in 1977. Its author was mentored by H.P. Lovecraft, but was primarily a fantasy poet, though he did create a small body of published fiction, of which this is a prime example. The art is gorgeous -- full page color plates and drawings.

Title: As It Is Written

Author Name: Smith, Charles Ashton

Illustrator: Krupowicz, R.J.

Categories: Fiction, Signed Books, Fantasy,

Edition: First Edition Stated

Publisher: Hampton Falls, New Hampshire,, Donald M. Grant: 1982

ISBN Number: 0937986445

ISBN Number 13: 9780937986448

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 20589

Keywords: Fantasy. Fiction