THE KING IN YELLOW, by Robert W. Chambers - 1895
THE KING IN YELLOW, by Robert W. Chambers - 1895 Short Stories Horror Paranormal
The King In Yellow
by Robert William Chambers
The best known book by Robert W. Chambers (1865-1933). This collection of short stories slips between genres and is in turn considered horror, paranormal, and stories of the fantastic. This book is named after a fictitious play mentioned in several of the stories, that has a reputation for driving its readers mad. A seminal collection of supernatural stories, parts have been alluded to by Lovecraft, and is considered a bridge between Poe and Stephen King. 316 pages + 2 pp of ads. 4 x 6.5 inches.
2nd printing from the first year of publication by: F. Tennyson Neely, Chicago and New York. 1895. As part of "Neely's Prismatic Library."
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.
- Binding is strong and secure.
- Green cloth over boards has black ink decorations on front and back, and clear black titles on front and spine.
- Covers have a bit of staining and dirt.
- Edges are a little roughed up, with bumped corners and spine ends.
- Edges and shoulders are scuffed in places.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Interior exhibits an occasional stain or light foxing.
- Frontispiece still has clean protective tissue.
- Front pastedown and its fep show water stain that does not carry to other pages.
- Title page is separating from binding 4" from foot.
- A few pages show some wear with small or light creasing and/or closed tears.
- Top edge of text block still has bright gilt.
- Fore and foot edges of text block are deckled.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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