MOODS AND TENSES. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1933 [i.e. 1940]. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] ix-xxxv [xxxvi: blank] [1-2] 3-223 , original black cloth, spine panel stamped in silver. First edition, later issue. Harvey's third collection of short stories, many of them weird and supernatural. "It is usually difficult to distinguish the real situations from the disintegrating minds of Harvey's characters. Feverish moods and the unclear nature of personal relationships are the essential elements of his world. From the obsessive to the whimsical, William Fryer Harvey remains an excellent craftsman throughout the corpus of his engaging, sardonic fantasies." - Bleiler, Supernatural Fiction Writers, p. 595. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 89. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-81. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 193-194. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1532-35. Bleiler (1978), p. 95. Reginald 06888. Formerly A. Langley Searles' copy with his penciled signature dated 1942 on front paste-down. A fine copy in good pictorial dust jacket (printed on orange paper stock) with light wear at spine ends and corner tips, 18 x 25 mm chip from upper spine end, 50 mm closed tear along lower front spine fold, and age-darkening to spine panel. (#130306).
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