A TRUE STORY OF THE REVOLTING AND BLOODY CRIMES OF SERGEANT STANLAS, U.S.A., TOGETHER WITH HIS COURT-MARTIAL AND EXECUTION [wrapper title] A KEEPSAKE FOR BIBLIOPHILES ....

Wichita, KS: Four Duck Press, 1964. Narrow small quarto (25.5 x 13 cm). Pictorial wrapper. Three inserted separates. Extended overlap wrapper edges a bit curled and bumped, upper forecorner of front wrapper a trace darkened, one of the separate inserts (vintage 1936) foxed but a very good copy. Item #WRCLIT83119

First printing in this format of a story by Wellman originally intended to be presented before the Wichita Bibliophiles 1936 meeting and concurrently accepted for publication in WEIRD TALES. Copy #4 of fifty copies printed by Bill Jackson and Jim Stewart, with a linocut for the front wrapper prepared by the former. An excellent association copy, inscribed by the author: "Dear Karl - This is a rare edition, signed by the author - Sell at once! Manly Wade Hampton Wellman May 21, 1979." The recipient, Karl Edward Wagner, published Wellman's WORSE THINGS WAITING (Carcosa Press, 1973) and LONELY VIGILS (Carcosa Press, 1981), and edited some of his posthumous publications from other publishers. Recorded by Currey, but without specifics as to limitation, etc. CURREY, p. 515.

Price: $125.00