THE BISHOP OF HELL AND OTHER STORIES. London: The Bodley Head, [1949]. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii-x [11] 12-230 [231-232: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original green cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. A collection of twelve stories including the nasty "Kecksies" and other excellent tales selected by Bowen as her personal favorites with perceptive introduction by Michael Sadleir. "... one of the great supernatural writers of this century." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 50-1. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 41. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 247. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-33. See Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-41. Reginald 01697. Hubin (1994), p. 90. Previous owner's signature on free endpaper. A very good copy in very good price-clipped dust jacket with chipping to spine ends, rubbing to folds, and wear along bottom edge. (#125301).

Price: $200.00

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"First published 1949" on copyright page.