First Edition "Dwellers in the Mirage" by A. Merritt
This is a first edition (1932) in DJ of A. Merritt's "Dwellers in the Mirage." It's highly collectible for the rare art deco pulp art dust jacket, and of course, Merritt is a notable fantasy/horror author. The look is quite Egyptian and hearkens to the Egyptian Revival movement of that period.
FringePop is a showcase for uncommon and esoteric cultural artifacts. The focus is on unusual items from both popular and fringe culture, with an emphasis on subversive pieces. The items shown are from the author's personal collection, unless otherwise noted.
I am a pop culture buff and collector, who focuses on the odd, subversive, and fringe elements of Western culture. In 2005, I edited a book for Feral House called "Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties." The vintage oddities in my collection include victoriana, sideshow, medical, and kitsch. I am also an amateur sewer, making clothing from vintage mod patterns.