(#155897) NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH. Scott-Moncrieff.

NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH. London: Background Books Ltd., [1948]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Signed by the author on the half title page. Scott-Moncrieff's first collection of horror fiction, followed by THE VAIVAISUKKO'S BRIDE (1949). Collects nine horror stories. Includes "Schloss Wappenburg," a vampire tale. Other themes include cannibalism ("Not for the Squeamish"), man buried alive by robots ("Count Szolnok's Robots"), necrophilia ("A Baroque Tomb") South Seas witchcraft ("They Shine by Night"); several tales quite effective, others sadistic, crude material horror. Author's strong suit was ideas, not execution. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 191. Reginald 12840. Tuck (1978), p. 382. Carter, p. 98. Cox 70. Hubin (1994), p. 727. Minor crease to front cover, mild dust soiling to rear cover, small dog-ears to a couple of text leaves, a bright, very good copy. Nice cover art. An uncommon book. (#155897).

Price: $100.00

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