GHOSTS OF MY STUDY: A BOOK OF SHORT STORIES. Lou Hampton.

GHOSTS OF MY STUDY: A BOOK OF SHORT STORIES. New York: Authors & Publishers Corporation General Book Publishers, [1927]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i-iv] v [vi] vii [viii] 9-284, original olive green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. A mixed collection of short fiction which includes several ghost stories and four science fiction stories; "The Hidden Continent," a lost race tale set in the Arctic, "An Inter-Stellar Voyage," a rather didactic tale of interplanetary and interstellar exploration, "The Darkened Days: A Celestial Menace," a alien invasion tale, and "In the Days of the Monster Plants: A Nightmare of Nature," a catastrophe story featuring gigantic plants which destroy crop land and cities, toppling all but the largest buildings. The stories are amateurish and not well developed. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 758. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1027. Bleiler (1978), p. 92. Reginald 06727. A fine copy in a very good printed dust jacket with several small chips and tears at edges and some dust soiling. Not great literature, but a fairly scarce book, especially in jacket. Formerly, Donald A. Wollheim's copy with his name rubber-stamped in rear free endpaper. (#147146).

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