Clive Barker's Books of Blood - Volume II [FIRST EDITION / 2nd STATE] Sphere U.K. / 1984
Clive Barker's Books of Blood: Volume II [THE BOOKS OF BLOOD VOL. 2]
FIRST EDITION / SECOND STATE  SPHERE BOOKS [London]
Rare second printing w/ alternate cover feat. Clive Barker's original artwork.
Book is in absolutely beautiful condition! Some very subtle creasing along spine and mild shelf wear. Reads like new w/ tanning to pages. Gorgeous!
To a surgeon, cutting into the human body is an art. Muscle and flesh are his canvas, the scalpel his tool. He studies the composition of the organs -- their balance and form -- the structure of the bones and network of blood vessels. He makes his incision, cutting, slicing with loving care. — Clive Barker is another type of surgeon. — He understands the human body too. He knows how the nerves send impulses to a riveted brain. And he knows how the hot blood surges through veins and arteries under a thin membrane of skin.
And then gushes out...
Five stories of horror and intrigue include, "Dread," "Hell's Event," "Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament," "The Skins of the Fathers," and "New Murders in the Rue Morgue."