(#169920) THE SHADOW ON THE HOUSE. Mark Hansom.

THE SHADOW ON THE HOUSE. London: Mellifont Press, Limited, 1, Furnival St., n.d. [1945]. Small octavo, pp. 96, pictorial wrappers. First paperback edition. The author's first book, and the only one to have a U.S. edition. "Gothic horror thriller; suspected hauntings in old dark house, actually hereditary insanity at work. Post-Radcliffean situations, a la Masterman's CURSE OF THE RECKAVILLES. Praised by Karl Edward Wagner as number 10 in the list of 13 best non-supernatural horror stories, Twilight Zone magazine, June 1983." - Robert Knowlton. A nasty wartime edition printed in Dublin. Barron (ed.), Horror Literature 3-78. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 104. Bleiler (1978), p. 93. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Spine slant, wrapper chipped at edges, pulpy paper tanned, a pretty ratty copy, but rare. (#169920).

Price: $250.00

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