THE BOATS OF THE 'GLEN CARRIG'. London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1907. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-312, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Hodgson on the front free endpaper: "A. Hutchinson, Esq. / from / William Hope Hodgson -- / July -/08." The author's elusive first book. "... an exciting, powerful, scary book ... one of the most effective horror stories of the sea ..." - Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 143-45. "... one of the most distinctive and imaginative Gothic fantasies of the twentieth century." - Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 96-7. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 94-5. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 4-66. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-88. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1103. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 423. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 113. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 203-04. Tymn (ed) Horror Literature 3-103. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 101. Reginald 07277. Cloth lightly worn along the outer front joint, mild bump to lower front corner tip, a bright, very good or better copy. Overall, a superior copy of a book that is seldom found in nice condition and rarely found signed or inscribed. Formerly, the Michael Sadleir copy. (#161228).
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