MADAM JULIA'S TALE AND OTHER QUEER STORIES. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1932. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-12 [13-16] 17-288, original black cloth, spine panel stamped in light green. First edition. Collects nine weird tales. The first four "appear to offer support to the belief in continuance of human personality after death" while the rest narrate "instances of queer behaviour among the living" (from the author's note). Of interest also is the author's four-page prefatory note, in which she traces something of the origin and rationale of these stories. "Nothing is quite so bad as a bad ghost story. It is my belief that all the good ghost stories are true." Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 186. Bleiler (1978), p. 171. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). NCBEL IV 726. Damp stains to cloth, inner hinges cracked, free endpapers tanned, still a sound, good copy that presents fairly well as the cover stains are not too obtrusive. An uncommon book. Short handwritten letter by Royde-Smith dated 27 August 1931 laid in. (#151894).
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