Scarce first (and only) edition of this appraisal of the horror and science fiction great's art.
From Rickard's Forword: "Shortly before his death in 1961, Clark Ashton Smith began work on a chapbook dealing with his sculptures and paintings. This projected volume, however, went barely beyond the planning stage. It is unfortunate that he did not live to complete it, as his own account could only have been more comprehensive and authoritative than anyone else's could be on the subject. This present booklet [...] is an effort to present the story of Smith's career as a sculptor and painter, and to show a sampling of his works that have for years been, in the words of his friend, H. P. Love-craft, 'The delight of a sensitive few.'" With an introduction by Gahan Wilson. Although from a stated edition of 1500, oddly uncommon. Remains a useful resource.
First edition. Baltimore: Mirage Press Ltd, 1973. 11'' x 8.5''. Original black-and-white pictorial wraps. [viii], 25, . Illustrated. Mild edgewear, faint toning, soil. Overall clean and sound.
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