UNCANNY STORIES. London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1916. Small octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-125 [126: printer's imprint] [127-128: ads], original decorated reddish brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. First book of the two-volume series, followed by MORE UNCANNY STORIES (1918). Nine stories selected from PEARSON'S NOVEL MAGAZINE, including an early story by noted mystery writer Roy Vickers. Routine commercial work of World War I-era. "Mostly crude horror." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 690. Bleiler (1978), p. 8 (mis-titled UNCANNY TALES). Reginald 14378. Spine panel sunned, several stains to rear cover, text printed on pulp paper stock and thus age-darkened, a sound, good copy. A scarce, fragile wartime production. (#149658).
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