THE CONNOISSEUR AND OTHER STORIES. Walter De la Mare.

THE CONNOISSEUR AND OTHER STORIES. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-309 [310: blank] [311: "a note on the type..."] [312: blank], title page printed in orange and black, original decorated tan cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange and gold, running Borzoi stamped in blind on rear cover, top edge stained orange, bottom edge rough-trimmed, orange and white decorated endpapers. First U.S. edition. Collects nine stories including "All Hallows," one of de la Mare's best supernatural tales. "Also present is 'Mr. Kempe,' a horror story of a mad recluse near Porlock ..." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 504. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 65-6. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 288. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 117-21. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-86. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 175. Bleiler (1978), p. 58. Reginald 04026. A bright, nearly fine copy in fair pictorial dust jacket with chips from edges, including a large one at the top of the front panel affecting the book's title, a closed tear along lower edge of front flap fold, and internal tape mends. Nevertheless, this jacket is seldom found in any condition. (#159587).

Price: $100.00

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