Dwellers in the Mirage

London: Skeffington and Son, n.d. [1933?]. First English Edition[?]. Lacking the publisher’s dated catalogue; hinges cracked; a good to very good copy; inscribed in orange pencil on the title page by the author to an editor; “ Dear Mr. Skinnery - Read the way I wanted to end this. Not as it ends in the book. A. Merritt.” The author has used the same pencil to cross out the ending, marking it with an “A.” Included are two pages of foolscap ribbon typescript with his preferred ending; Merritt has marked the top of page one with the “A.” The author changed the ending for its serialization in Argosy, and subsequent editions used this more upbeat ending until his preferred ending in this typescript was restored in Fantastic Novels in 1941 and subsequent Avon editions. In a custom clamshell box.

[Book #35256P]

Price: $2,500.00

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