THE ALABASTER HAND AND OTHER GHOST STORIES. Penyffordd, Chester: Ash-Tree Press, 1995. Octavo, cloth. Later edition. One of 250 numbered copies. New edition of this short story collection first published by Dennis Dobson Ltd in 1949. This edition adds a foreword by Barbara Roden and Christopher Roden and introduction by Michael Cox. "Unusual and subtle stories, lacking the climactic punch of James's works but effective in their own understated way." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-150. "The one writer who comes closest to inheriting the mantle of M. R. James." - Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 136. The third Ash-Tree Press book and their second hardcover publication. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1206. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 295. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-180. Reginald 10509. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#127211).