WORLDS WITHOUT END: A BOOK OF SHORT STORIES. London: The Sylvan Press, [1945]. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-168, wood engravings in the text by Biro, original decorated black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. Twenty short stories, most of them weird tales. The second book and first collection of short fiction by an author noted for his fiction set in Cornwall and his anthologies of ghost stories. A later selection of his supernatural tales was issued by Arkham House in 1971. The present title "reflects the loss and displacement-of-self experienced as a result of World War II; its horrors are as much psychological as supernatural, with a delight in the inexplicable." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), pp. 80-81. Reginald 00737. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). A bit of mild scattered rubbing to cloth, a very good copy. (#133762).

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