Item #858 A Hornbook for Witches. Leah Bodine Drake.
A Hornbook for Witches

A Hornbook for Witches

Sauk City: Arkham House, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st edition. Signed. Some rubbing to the corners, toning from acidic binder’s glue along the gutters, else near fine in fine (actually fine) dust jacket. One of the smallest publications of any Arkham House book at 553 copies, Drake self-financed the printing and took 300 copies for her own distribution. Fine copies are rare and signed copies scarce. Custom ¼ morocco slip case. Near fine / fine. Item #858

This is Drakes first book, but she was already well known from the mid 30s as one of the more popular poets of the horror and fantasy genre, regularly appearing in Weird Tales.

They named It the Jabberwock
For want of another;
But some shook their heads; "It's
The Devil's own brother!"

Then people came to church
Who'd never been yet.
Some patched up a quarrel
And some paid a debt.

-The Jabberwock.

Price: $5,500.00

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