SUB ROSA: STRANGE TALES. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1968. Octavo, boards. First edition. A collection of eight novella-length ghost stories -- or "strange stories," to use the author's preferred term -- "concentrating on ambiguity, unease and stark terror ... Aickman's was not a malign universe, or even a retributive tragic order that automatically punished transgressions and oversights. Rather he maintained, in the stories of his eight collections (one collaborative, one posthumous), that human existence is a narrow path through the absolute unknown; and we occasionally, inevitably, stray." - Colin Greenland. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 64. Top edge of text block foxed, some tanning to endpapers, else a fine copy in near fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing at edges, primarily to corners and spine ends and along folds. (#125932).

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