THRILLS: A COLLECTION OF UNEASY TALES. London: Philip Allan, 1935. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-249 [250-255: ads] [256: printer's imprint], original green cloth, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. Original anthology collecting fourteen stories by Tod Robbins, H. R. Wakefield, Birkin (as "Charles Lloyd") and others. In Patrick Carleton's "Doctor Horder's Room," an antiquarian vampire story after the manner of M. R. James, an Elizabethan magus battens upon young collegians for their precious bodily fluids. Part of the classic fourteen volume "Creeps" series. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-23. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1598. Carter, The Vampire in Literature, p. 57. Frost, The Monster with a Thousand Faces, p. 86. Bleiler (1948), p. 30. Not in Bleiler (1978). Reginald 14110. Narrow strip of fading to cloth at spine ends, else a fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with small chips at spine ends and corner tips, several short closed tears along folds, and two small internal tape mends. Among the scarcest books in the "Creeps" series and very uncommon in jacket. (#156064).
"First published in 1935" on copyright page.