de Camp, L. Sprague; Frazetta, Frank, illustrator THE FALLIBLE FIEND
(New York, New York): A Signet Book from New American Library, (1973). First edition: a paperback original. Signet #Q5370; cover price, $.95. Mass market paperback. Age-toned within, faint rubber-stamp to top edge, else fine, unread; spectacular, moody cover painting depicts a walrus-faced, scaly, taloned demon, grasping a spiky mace, crouching by a small table displaying a glowing gem, books scattered at his feet.
Comic-fantasy, one of de Camp's strong suits, set in the imaginary world of Novaria, the setting also for his THE GOBLIN TOWER, THE CLOCKS OF IRAZ, THE UNBEHEADED KING, and THE HONORABLE BARBARIAN. A sweet copy.