THE SURLY SULLEN BELL: TEN STORIES AND SKETCHES, UNCANNY OR UNCOMFORTABLE, WITH A NOTE ON THE GHOSTLY TALE. New York: Fleet Publishing Corporation, . Octavo, illustrated with woodcuts, cloth. First edition. "High-level commercial fiction." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 961. Includes an interesting ten-page essay by the author on the subject of supernatural fiction, which, at mid-century, was out of fashion. Kirk, who was also a conservative intellectual of some stature, was used to the wilderness. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-181. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-139. Bookplate affixed to front free endpaper with name scratched out, else a fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear at upper spine end and some rubbing to black background ink. (#159332).
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