Thursday, March 28, 2013

O'Brien and Coye

Fitz James O'Brien wrote some brilliant stories such as From Hand To Mouth ("the single most striking example of surrealistic fiction to pre-date Alice in Wonderland" )in his short life before he was wounded and died in the Civil War. I love this early edition. Inside are delicate illustrations by Ferdinand Horvath, not on the level of his Poe work but nice.  And a amazing cover by the always great Lee Brown Coye for a superb collection of spook tales.

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