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#Books: Horror & Supernatural, Clark Ashton Smith. #Spells and Philtres. Sauk City: ArkhamHouse, 1958. First edition, 519 copies printed.

Clark Ashton Smith

Unless you are diehard fan of horror or dark fantasy stories of the early 20th century, the name Clark Ashton Smith probably means little or nothing to you. But for those of us who are such fans, h…

The haunting image from the once ubiquitous '60s paperback edition of Shirley Jackson's WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE, a troubling tale of outsiders that evokes memories of "Grey Gardens." This troubling image was ripped off wholesale for the key art of an Asian horror film, the name of which escapes me.

Gothic Stories of Horror and Romance 1765-1840 edited by Peter Haining. Cover design by Joan Hall. Penguin Books, London, 1973.

Minnesota Historical Society Library has several different editions of this important title -all with lovely covers.