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Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] ix [x] xi [xii] [1-2] 3-275  [note: first leaf is a blank], title page printed in blue and black, original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in silver, top edge stained blue, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. Mixed collection of historical romances, five of which are supernatural, notably the title play and the oft-anthologized classics "The Book" and "The Earlier Service." Well-written with excellent period flavor, attuned to subtle adumbrations of character that describe the inner, as well as the other, darkness. "One of the most eagerly sought books in the genre ." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 225. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-101. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 889. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 505. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 275. Bleiler (1978), p. 107. Reginald 07733. Two Finlay illustrations from pulps (probably FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES) pasted to pages facing stories which have darkened facing text pages, hairline crack along inner front hinge, owner's signature and date on front free endpaper, a very good copy in good pictorial silver foil dust jacket (designed by J. R. Monsell) with considerable chipping along the top and bottom edges and clipped price. An uncommon book that is seldom found in jacket. (#149465). N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : MADAME FEARS THE DARK: SEVEN STORIES AND A ...
Éditeur : Chatto & Windus
Date d'édition : 1935
Description du livre Chatto & Windus, London, 1935. Cloth. État : Good Minus. No Jacket. First Edition. Cloth has spotting, rubbings, and some soiling to rear, spine slightly darkened, top painted edge faded, cocked, gutters strained, gutter cracked at p.16. Light foxing and a scuff mark to closed edges, pages clean and bright. Size: 12mo. N° de réf. du libraire 56902