TWO BOOKS: Out of the Dark, Volume 1 Origins -Vol. 2 Diversions -by Robert W Chambers / Ash Tree Press (inc. Yellow Sign; Maker of Moons; Mask; ‘Demoiselle D’Ys; In Search of the Great Auk; Sign of Venus; Third Eye; Seal of Solomon; Bridal Pair, etc)

By: Chambers, Robert W, Edited By Hugh lamb/ Ash Tree Press

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----------TWO VOLUMES ( ONE SHIPPING CHARGE ), hardcovers, both are Fine examples, in Fine dustjackets, unread, ------"Robert William Chambers (1865-1933) was one of America’s most popular authors of his time. An early interest in art was eventually turned into a writing career, and his first book, In the Quarter, was based on Chambers’s experiences in France as an art student. Its success was sufficient to encourage him to try a second book, The King in Yellow (1895), which turned out to be an instant success and set Chambers on a writing career which lasted forty years. The King in Yellow has been described as the most important work of American supernatural fiction between Poe and the moderns. Certainly, it was one of the most successful books of the macabre to originate in America, and it is somewhat surprising that Chambers returned to the genre only occasionally thereafter. --For this volume, the first of a two-volume collection of supernatural tales by Robert W. Chambers from Ash-Tree Press, Hugh Lamb has selected the finest of the stories written in the period prior to 1900. ---Contents v i: Preface; Introduction by Hugh Lamb; ‘The Yellow Sign’; ‘A Pleasant Evening’; ‘Passeur’; ‘In the Court of the Dragon’; ‘The Maker of Moons’; ‘The Mask’; ‘The Demoiselle D’Ys’; ‘The Key to Grief’; ‘The Messenger’ --- v ii: Robert W. Chambers's The King in Yellow (1895) has long been recognised as one of the landmark works in the field of the supernatural. Strangely, despite the book's success, its author was to return only rarely to the weird tale during the remainder of a writing career which spanned four decades and a wide variety of genres. When Chambers did return to the supernatural, however, he displayed all the imagination and skill which distinguished The King in Yellow. He created the enigmatic and seemingly omniscient Westrel Keen, the 'Tracer of Lost Persons', and chronicled the strange adventures of an eminent naturalist who scours the earth for 'extinct' animals—and usually finds them. One of his greatest creations, perhaps, was the 1920 novel The Slayer of Souls, which features a monstrous conspiracy to take over the world: a conspiracy which can only be stopped by supernatural forces. --In this, the second volume of Robert W. Chambers's stories published by Ash-Tree Press, Hugh Lamb has selected the best of the author's weird fiction from the post-1900 period. There is an introduction by Lamb, which provides further information about the author who was, in his heyday, called 'The most popular writer in America'. --Contents: Introduction by Hugh Lamb; 'Out of the Depths'; 'Un Peu D'Amour'; 'Grey Magic'; 'Samaris'; 'In Search of the Great Auk'; 'The Death of Yarghouz Khan'; 'The Sign of Venus'; 'The Third Eye'; 'The Seal of Solomon'; 'The Bridal Pair'; 'In Search of the Mammoth'; 'Death Trail'; 'The Case of Mr Helmer', any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED///

Title: TWO BOOKS: Out of the Dark, Volume 1 Origins -Vol. 2 Diversions -by Robert W Chambers / Ash Tree Press (inc. Yellow Sign; Maker of Moons; Mask; ‘Demoiselle D’Ys; In Search of the Great Auk; Sign of Venus; Third Eye; Seal of Solomon; Bridal Pair, etc)

Author Name: Chambers, Robert W, Edited By Hugh lamb/ Ash Tree Press

Illustrator: Richard Lamb Cover Art

Categories: Horror,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ashcroft, BC (previously Pennyffordd. Chester, UK ): Ash Tree Press / AshTree, 1998, 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1998

ISBN Number: 1899562419

ISBN Number 13: 9781899562411

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Fine (see description)

Type: NOT Price Clipped

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 162875

Keywords: Ashtree Press