BOOKS OF BLOOD VOLUMES I-VI. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, [1985-1986]. Octavo, six volumes, boards. First hardcover editions of volumes three through six, first separate hardcover editions of volumes one and two. All volumes, except volume three, are signed by Barker. A groundbreaking collection of twenty-nine novellas and short stories. "The stories vary widely in theme and tone, and are united only by their uninhibited blending of comedy, fantasy and horror and their shrewd use of the physical and sexual vulnerability as channels for supernatural horrors." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-21. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-20. Winter list, p. 268. Just a touch of tanning to pulpy text paper, a fine set in fine dust jackets with art by Barker. (#155623).