(#155533) THE PALE APE AND OTHER PULSES. Shiel.
THE PALE APE AND OTHER PULSES ...

THE PALE APE AND OTHER PULSES. London: Published at Clifford's Inn, London by T. Werner Laurie, n.d. [1911]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-339 [340: printer's imprint] [341-344 ads] [note: first leaf is a blank], half title and title leaves printed in orange and black, original pictorial green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in yellow, publisher's monogram stamped in yellow on rear panel. First edition, first issue (with "happenings" in title on front cover). Collects twelve stories, including "Huguenin's Wife," "The House of Sounds" (a revised version of "Vaila") which H. P. Lovecraft termed "Shiel's undoubted masterpiece ... This story, in its final form, deserves a place among the foremost things of its kind," and Shiel's horrific ghost story "The Bride," as well as three tales featuring Cummings King Monk. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 4-136. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-177. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1469. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 364-65. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 196. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature, p. 77. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 382-84. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-225. Bleiler (1978), p. 179. Reginald 13028. Hubin (1994), p. 737. Morse, The Works of M. P. Shiel Updated (1980), p. 181-82. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, endpapers a bit darkened, a bright, nearly fine copy. A lovely copy of one of Shiel's scarcer titles and a book that is seldom found in nice condition. (#155533).

Price: $2,750.00

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