First printing of this collection of Moore's early stories, starring the iron-souled Jirel of Joiry and the roguish wanderer Northwest Smith.
About fine in about-fine dust jacket.
SHAMBLEAU AND OTHERS
"She smiled exquisitely, and in starting waves back from her forehead and down about her in a hideous background writhed the snaky wetness of her living tresses. And Smith knew that he looked upon Medusa."<br />
The second collection of Catherine Lucille Moore's short work issued by Gnome Press, following 1952's JUDGMENT NIGHT, SHAMBLEAU AND OTHERS alternately features Jirel of Joiry, "a brave woman and a savage warrior, and the most reckless soldier of all her men-at-arms"; and reckless, grinning space adventurer Northwest Smith. The latter was first introduced in the title story, Moore's first professional sale (to WEIRD TALES, in 1933) and still her most famous single work. "Shambleau," a tale of mercy rewarded, carried a punch in a genre then more accustomed to sublimating and symbolizing the erotic horrible than to naming it out loud; it remains influential on much later work that sought the same borderland space between science fiction, mythic fantasy, and nameless horror.
New York: Gnome Press, (1953). 8'' x 5.25''. Original teal cloth. In original unclipped ($3.00) dust jacket, designed by Ric Binkley. 224 pages. Only trace wear to edges of both jacket and book.
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