NIGHTMARE BY DAYLIGHT. London: Selwyn & Blount Ltd., n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-251 [252-256: blank] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks used as front and rear paste-downs and endpapers, original terra cotta cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Collects fifteen stories by Dion Fortune, Jessie Douglas Kerruish and others, several first published in WEIRD TALES. This volume is notable for the first professional publication of David H. Keller's famous psychological horror tale "The Dead Woman," and the first appearance of Dermot Chesson Spence's "Little Red Shoes," which subsequently gave its name to Spence's rare and much-sought collection of nasty ghost stories. Also includes Oswell Blakeston's "The Crack," a nightmarish piece strangely reminiscent of Lovecraft's "Nyarlathotep." The eleventh and last volume in the important "Not at Night" anthology series. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-195. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1594. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-302. Bleiler (1978), p. 193. Reginald 14084. Just a touch of light foxing to free endpapers, a fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (designed by C. Loslio) with light wear along top and bottom edges and dust soiling to spine and rear panels. A nice copy of this cheaply made book. All of the "Not at Night" titles have become uncommon, especially in jacket. (#157534).
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