HALF A MINUTE'S SILENCE AND OTHER STORIES. London: William Heinemann Ltd., [1925]. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v [vi] vii [viii] ix-x 1 [2] 3-204 [note: first leaf is a blank preceding half title leaf], original brown cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's windmill device stamped in blind on rear panel. First edition. Collects twenty-five stories including the author's outstanding horror story "Venus." "Although now neglected, Baring was regarded by his contemporaries as an original, highly skilled writer. Baring's contribution to horror and supernatural fiction consists primarily of stories collected in HALF A MINUTE'S SILENCE..." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 22. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 26. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 96. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 119. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-6. See Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-15. Bleiler (1978), p. 15. Reginald 00864. Edges of text block, free endpapers and several preliminary and terminal text leaves foxed, a very good copy with bright cover stamping. (#111365).

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