SIX GHOST STORIES. London: John Murray, 1919. Octavo, pp. [1-12] 1-243 [244: blank] [note: first two leaves are blanks used as front paste-down and front free endpaper; true endpapers at rear], original decorated gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition, U.S. issue with remnant of small E. P. Dutton & Company printed label tipped onto recto of title leaf. Six supernatural tales, four of which follow the literary conventions for the ghost story formulated by M. R. James. "While Jackson's work does not have the originality of James' own, it does manage to combine an authentic sense of place together with a well-handled development of ghostly atmosphere and fully repays the attention of the supernatural enthusiast."- Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 278. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-103. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 892. Bleiler (1978), p. 108. Reginald 07751. Small private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. A bit of soiling to cloth along fore-edges, still a clean, near fine copy. A nice copy of an uncommon book seldom found in superior condition. The pictorial front panel of the dust jacket is tipped onto the rear paste-down. (#137655).
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