1923 · Carbonnek [i.e., New York]
This book into which I put all my dreams and my desires": the first U.S. edition, being a reprint of the 1888 British first edition, here supplied with a new introduction. Welsh author Arthur Machen (1863–1947) is known for his influential work in the fantasy and horror fiction genres; Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Stephen King are a few of his admirers. Set up as a frame story, The Chronicle of Clemendy comprises a collection of short tales, such as "The Lord Maltworm's First Tale," "The Tankard Marshall's First Tale," and "The Portreeve's Solemnity," set in 17th–century Wales.
This is numbered copy 760 and has been => signed by Machen. According to the limitation statement, "this edition of the Chronicle of Clemendy consisting of 1050 signed and numbered copies is printed strictly for subscribers. No more will be issued. Quarter vellum paper with blue paper–covered sides, spine gilt-lettered, bottom and fore-edges untrimmed; edges showing minor shelfwear with two corners rubbed, spine slightly darkened. As with most copies now seen, lacking dust wrapper. Faint age-toning to interior, very short closed tears to fore-edges of two signatures. An unopened copy. (Inventory #: 38895)