THE OTHER PASSENGER: 18 STRANGE STORIES. John Keir Cross.

THE OTHER PASSENGER: 18 STRANGE STORIES. [London]: John Westhouse (Publishers) Ltd, 1944. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-274 [275-276: blank], eight inserted plates with color illustrations by Bruce Angrave, original black cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. "Most of the stories are non-supernatural contes cruels; the surreal color plates in the UK edition add interest to the quirky tales." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 4-42. "Among the annals of weird fiction one of the most sought after volumes ..." - Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-55. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 455. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-82. Bleiler (1978), p. 53. Reginald 03649. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear at edges, small tape mend at upper front corner tip, and just a touch of dust soiling to rear panel. A very nice copy. Unlike the later American edition, which was not illustrated, this UK edition is uncommon and is rarely found in nice condition. (#162034).

Price: $350.00

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"First published in December 1944 / ..." on verso of half title leaf.