GHOST STORIES. London, Glasgow, Sydney, Auckland: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-181 [182: printer's imprint] [183-191: ads for Arlen's books] [192: colophon], original green boards, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. Seven stories selected from two earlier Arlen collections, THESE CHARMING PEOPLE (1923) and MAY FAIR (1925). Includes "The Gentleman From America," one of Arlen's best horror stories. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 21. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-3. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 38. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 13-4. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 605-06. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-9. Bleiler (1978), p. 10. Reginald 00485. Slight spine lean, a very good copy in pictorial 2/6 dust jacket (illustrated by Aubrey Hammond) with several closed tears, chips from spine ends and lower rear corner, and some general dust soiling. The jacket is rare. (#147340).
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