WIDDERSHINS. London: Martin Secker, 1911. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-315 [316: printer's imprint] [317-320: ads], original decorated orange-red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, top edge stained orange-red, other edges untrimmed. First edition, first printing. This collection of nine stories includes "The Beckoning Fair One," ... one of the finest of all ghost stories ..." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-155. "A landmark book in the history of supernatural fiction." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1261. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 141. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1720. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 709. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 31. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 309. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 296-9. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-190. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 398. Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 3451. Bleiler (1978), p. 151. Reginald 11007. Spine ends and corner tips lightly worn, cloth soiled, spine panel faded, inner front hinge cracked, a good copy. A highly important copy of a very scarce book. (#165294).
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