MADAME CROWL'S GHOST AND OTHER TALES OF MYSTERY ... Collected and Edited by M. R. James. London: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., 1923. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii  2-277 [278-280: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge stained purple. First edition. A collection of twelve stories with notes and commentary by editor M. R. James who called Le Fanu "one of the best storytellers of the last age." "This marks the first appearance in book form of many of Le Fanu's best stories. Compiling it was a masterly piece of work by James, since many of the stories originally appeared anonymously." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 998. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 115. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 136. Penzoldt, The Supernatural in Fiction, p. 263. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 257-262. Bleiler (1978), p. 121. Reginald 08798. Gold lettering on spine panel dull, cloth rubbed at edges, circular stain on front cover, free endpapers a bit tanned, a very good copy. (#167340).
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