THE SHADOW ON THE HOUSE. Mark Hansom.

THE SHADOW ON THE HOUSE. New York: William Godwin, Inc., n.d. [1935]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-254 [note: first leaf is a blank], original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition, U.S. issue with cancel title page. The author's first book, and the only one to have a U.S. edition. "Gothic horror thriller; suspected hauntings in old dark house, actually hereditary insanity at work. Post-Radcliffean situations, a la Masterman's CURSE OF THE RECKAVILLES. Praised by Karl Edward Wagner as number 10 in the list of 13 best non-supernatural horror stories, Twilight Zone magazine, June 1983." - Robert Knowlton. Barron (ed.), Horror Literature 3-78. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 104. Bleiler (1978), p. 93. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Slight spine lean, a bit of light foxing to preliminary leaves, a nearly fine copy in very-good pictorial dust jacket with minor creasing near edges, small abrasion to front panel and some general light dust soiling to white areas of spine and rear panels. Still, a pretty decent copy of a very scarce book. (#150004).

Price: $3,500.00

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