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Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-xxxvi 1-295 [296: printer's imprint] [297-298: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece, original black cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge stained yellow, other edges untrimmed. First edition. Collection of late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century short stories reflecting the influence of German romantic and macabre forms upon English literature. Includes Polidori's "The Vampyre" and tales by Charles Robert Maturin, Alexander Pushkin, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, and others. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1570. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2-93. Bleiler (1978), p. 189. Reginald 13865. Small damp spot on top edge of text block, a bright, nearly fine copy in very good printed yellow dust jacket with some age-darkening to spine panel and mild general dust soiling. (#152511. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : THE GRIMOIRE AND OTHER SUPERNATURAL STORIES
Éditeur : The Fortune Press n.d. .
Date d'édition : 1936
Description du livre The Fortune Press, 1936. Hardback. very good hardcover copy in a near very good, price clipped, dustwrapper, some wear to head of spine 1st edition. An anthology of rare ghost stories with a good historical introduction by Summers and an unpublished story 'The Grimoire' by him --which has bibliomystery elements. N° de réf. du libraire FD15.158