A MIRROR OF SHALOTT, COMPOSED OF TALES TOLD AT A SYMPOSIUM. Robert Hugh Benson.

A MIRROR OF SHALOTT, COMPOSED OF TALES TOLD AT A SYMPOSIUM. London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1907. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-301 [302: blank] [303-312: ads], original decorated green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. Benson's best collection of short fiction. Collects fourteen stories. "... Montague Summers said of A MIRROR OF SHALOTT ... that 'there are few better stories of this kind.' It is a series of stories recounted by a group of priests, much in the Canterbury Tales vein, each telling of his supernatural experiences." - Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p.32. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-18. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 149. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, Volume II, p. 21. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 28-31. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-19. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 71. Bleiler (1978), p. 21. Reginald 01141. Faint, minor foxing to endpapers and half title leaf (much less than usually found in copies of this book), neat contemporary owner's signature at upper corner of front free endpaper, top edge of text block just a bit dusty, a near fine, bright copy. A very attractive, superior copy of an exceedingly scarce book. (#149916).

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