A MIRROR OF SHALOTT, COMPOSED OF TALES TOLD AT A SYMPOSIUM. London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1907. Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-301 [302: blank] [303-312: ads], original green cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Benson's best collection of short fiction. Collects fourteen stories. "... Montague Summers said of A MIRROR OF SHALOTT ... that 'there are few better stories of this kind.' It is a series of stories recounted by a group of priests, much in the Canterbury Tales vein, each telling of his supernatural experiences." - Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p.32. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-18. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 149. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, Volume II, p. 21. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 28-31. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-19. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 71. Bleiler (1978), p. 21. Reginald 01141. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends, corner tips and along outer rear hinge, mild tanning to spine panel, very faint damp stain to rear cover, partial hairline crack along inner front hinge, but still a tight, very good copy with bright gold spine stamping. Overall an attractive copy of an exceedingly scarce book. (#130795).
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