THE SWEET SINGERS AND THREE OTHER REMARKABLE OCCURRENTS. Edinburgh, London: Oliver and Boyd, 1953. Octavo, decorated stiff card wrappers. First edition. Collects four ghost stories, "The Sweet Singers," "Can These Stones Speak?," "The Eve of St. Botulph" and "Return at Dusk," all later collected in DARK ENCOUNTERS. "British historian and archeologist who produced what have been termed 'Ghost Stories of a Scottish Antiquary,' in DARK ENCOUNTERS (1963), an excellent collection in the manner of M. R. James. All of his tales demonstrate a thorough knowledge of Scottish folklore, as well as sound storytelling ability." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 127. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 39. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#118533).
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