Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Carcosa, 1973. First Edition. cloth. Hardcover (23.5 x 15cm); 352pp + 4pp (illustration, colophon, illustration, blank); red endpapers; black cloth covered boards with red lettering on the spine; grey dust wrapper with coye illustration in grey and white; photo of author on back cover by David A. Drake. Signed bookplate with author's signature. Book is in fine condition, the dust wrapper showing a little edgewear and sporting a 1.5cm vertical tear above the 'W' in "Worse" on front cover. Wrapper now protected in Brodart. Fine / very good. Item #1281
Award winning Fantasy writer Manly Wade Wellman (1903 - 1986) was a popular writer for Weird Tales and later for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (among others). Worse Things Waiting was the first time Wellman's fantasy stories were collected in book form. Artist Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981) produced a variety of works in many media, but he is best remembered for his black and white illustrations for pulp fiction and the horror genre
Provenance: Private collection, Brisbane.