Dark of the Moon: Poems of Fantasy and the Macabre
Sauk City: Arkham House, 1947. First printing. Cloth over boards. Octavo. xiv, 418 pages. Very good in a good, price-clipped dust jacket. Bound in black cloth over boards with spine titled in gilt. Minor extremity rubs to binding, a few shallow bumps, and a bit mottling to cloth. Jacket is price-clipped, has a few edge and corner chips, rubbed wrinkles, and a bit of wrinkling to lower portion of rear panel.
A comprehensive, yet deliberately chosen collection of the poetry of the supernatural. There are contributions by Sir Walter Scott, Lizette Woodworth Reese, James Whitcomb Riley, Edgar Allan Poe, Christina Rossetti, H. P. Lovecraft, Donald Wandrei, and many more. Derleth even includes several of his own poems.
Derleth says in his Introduction that the collection was designed as a representative collection of the best poetry of the macabre and fantastic in English, aimed especially at afficionados.