THE HOUND OF DEATH AND OTHER STORIES. London: Odhams Press Limited, . Octavo, [1-4] [1-6] 7-247 [248-252: blank] [note first two and last two leaves are blanks], original red-brown cloth, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. Twelve short stories, the only collection of supernatural tales by this famous mystery writer; familiar themes, i.e. hauntings, soul transference, skillfully handled. This collection includes the classic crime story "Witness for the Prosecution." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 53. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-49. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 377. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 51. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 78. Bleiler (1978), p. 43. Reginald 02966. Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 3401. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 25. Hubin (1994), p. 163. Hint of fading to spine panel (less than usual for this book), else a fine copy in nearly fine pictorial dust jacket with light wear at spine ends and corners and two closed tears, 15 mm at bottom edge of rear panel, and 20 mm at the upper front spine fold. A lovely copy. (#149805).
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