The Black Book of Clark Ashton Smith

Infobox Book
name = The Black Book of Clark Ashton Smith
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image_caption = cover by Andrew Smith of "The Black Book of Clark Ashton Smith"
author = Clark Ashton Smith
illustrator = Andrew Smith
cover_artist = Andrew Smith
country = United States
language = English
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subject = Notebook, Memoir
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publisher = Arkham House
release_date = 1979
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media_type = Print (Paperback)
pages = xv, 141 pp
isbn = ISBN 0-87054-087-4
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"The Black Book of Clark Ashton Smith" is a transcription of a notebook that was kept by author Clark Ashton Smith. It was released in 1979 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,588 copies. The book was transcribed from Smith's notebook by Donald Sidney-Fryer and R.A. Hoffman. Appended to the transcription are two memoirs of Smith by George F. Haas.

Contents

"The Black Book of Clark Ashton Smith" contains the following:

# "Foreword", by Marvin R. Hiemstra
# "The Black Book of Clark Ashton Smith"
#* "A Note on the Text"
#* "Explanation of Editorial Devices"
#* "Index by Title"
#* "The Black Book" of Clark Ashton Smith"
#* "Excerpts from "The Black Book"
#* "Appendix of Finished Poems"
#** "Song of the Necromancer"
#** "Dominium in Excelsis"
#** "Shapes in the Sunset"
#** "Don Quixote on Market Street"
#** "Soliloquy in an Ebon Tower"
#** "The Isle of Saturn"
#** "The Centaur"
#** "Ye Shall Return"
#** "Thebaid"
#* "Appendix of Published Epigrams and Pensées"
# Two Memoirs of Smith by George F. Haas
#* "As I Remember Klarkash-ton"
#* "Memories of Klarkash-ton"

References

*cite book | last=Jaffery | first=Sheldon | authorlink=Sheldon Jaffery | title=The Arkham House Companion | location=Mercer Island, WA | publisher=Starmont House, Inc.| pages=122 | date=1989 | id=ISBN 1-55742-005-X
*cite book | last=Chalker | first=Jack L. | authorlink=Jack L. Chalker | coauthors=Mark Owings | title=The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998 | location=Westminster, MD and Baltimore | publisher=Mirage Press, Ltd.| pages=53 | date=1998
*cite book | last=Joshi | first=S.T. | authorlink=S.T. Joshi | title=Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography | location=Sauk City, WI | publisher=Arkham House| pages=144-145 | date=1999 | id=ISBN 0-87054-176-5
*cite book | last=Nielsen | first=Leon | title=Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide | location=Jefferson, NC and London | publisher=McFarland & Company, Inc.| pages=125-126 | date=2004 | id=ISBN 0-7864-1785-4


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