Item #242179 Lost Worlds. Clark Ashton Smith.

Lost Worlds.

Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1944.

Price: $550.00


About the item

First edition, one of 2043 copies printed. 1 vols. 8vo. Black cloth. Some minor shelfwear, near fine in very good dust jacket illustrated with photos of Smith's sculpture by E. Burt Trimpey (unclipped, some rubbing to edges of front panel, spine panel with small scuffs at ends, yellowing at folds). Currey 2002 p. 368; Jaffrey, The Arkham House Companion 7; Tymn, Horror Literature 4-202.

Item #242179

Classic collection of Smith's science fiction and fantasy, including tales of Averoigne, Hyperborea, Atlantis, and more. The companion to his 1942 Arkham House collection, Out of Space and Time.
Clark's story, "The Plutonian Drug", first published in Amazing Stories in 1934, is notable for employing the name "plutonium" for an imaginary drug from Pluto of startling effects, several years in advance of the discovery of the radioactive element that now bears the name.

Attractive copy of a cornerstone work.