THE ROOM IN THE TOWER AND OTHER STORIES. London: Mills & Boon, Limited, [1912]. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] vii [viii] 1-338 [339-344: ads] + 32-page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, original burgundy cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. The first printing with "Published 1912" on copyright page. Benson's first collection of ghost stories. "By far the best of his four books of ghost stories, this contains seventeen tales, each almost too well-rounded to fault." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 30. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 32. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-17. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 139. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature, p. 81. Penzoldt, The Supernatural in Fiction, p. 257. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-15. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 67. Bleiler (1978), p. 21. Reginald 01134. Contemporary owner's name and address dated 1912 on the front free endpaper. Faint damp marks to front cover, inner rear hinge cracked but holding tight, a very good, quite presentable copy overall. (#170024).

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"Published 1912" on copyright page.