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DRAKE, Leah Bodine (1904–1964). A Hornbook for Witches Poems of Fantasy. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1950.

8vo. Original black cloth, spine gilt–lettered; original unclipped dust jacket designed by Frank Utpatel (tiny spots of rubbing at extreme ends, else fine). Provenance: Richard Manney (book label), one of the most famous book collectors of the 20th century who was known for the best examples on the market. A selection of his library was sold at Sotheby’s in 1991, amassing a total of over $3.9m which was the first multimillion–dollar library assembled in the 1980s to come up for auction; P.H. Rixey (bookplate and ownership signature).

FIRST EDITION, ONE OF THE RAREST BOOKS PUBLISHED BY ARKHAM HOUSE, ONE OF 553 COPIES, of which 300 were given to Drake for her share of the cost of publication, therefore only 253 copies were available for distribution by Arkham House. “There are few copies around, and copies are really hard to come by; in order to acquire one, expect to pay dearly for the privilege” (Jaffery). Jaffery 40.

 DRAKE, Leah Bodine (1904–1964). A Hornbook for Witches Poem...
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