Beverly Hills, California: Morrison, Raven Hill Company, (1983). First edition. 4to, 286pp; glazed pictorial boards. Slight damage at the top of the spine, where the book was once pulled roughly from a shelf, with small, unobtrusive tape mend; very good. Item #204120
Compendium documenting the career of the great film actor Lon Chaney, known especially for his roles as monsters and fantastic creatures invovlving extensive and elaborate makeup. This copy is from the limited issue, the only hardcover issue, one of 200 numbered copies (plus 52 lettered copies) signed by Ackerman, as well as other contributors, including Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Ken Strickfaden, et al, and with a small glass bead containing a dab of Chaney's makeup affixed to a ribbon marker.