THE SHADOW ON THE HOUSE. New York: William Godwin, Inc., n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-254 [note: first leaf is a blank], original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition, U.S. issue with cancel title page. 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 ten in the list of thirteen best non-supernatural horror stories, Twilight Zone magazine, June 1983." - Robert Knowlton. Barron (ed.), Horror Literature 3-78. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 104. Bleiler (1978), p. 93. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Mild tanning to pulpy text paper, bookseller's penciled notes on the front free endpaper, else a fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (priced $2.00 on the front flap) with light wear at edges, several closed tears with internal tape mends and some general dust soiling. Overall, quite a nice copy in a bright, attractive example of the jacket. (#170216).
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