ON THE EDGE: SHORT STORIES. London: Faber & Faber Limited, . Octavo, pp. [i-viii] ix [x] xi [xii] 1-331 , illustrated with wood-engravings by Elizabeth Rivers, original decorated black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge stained yellow, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by de la Mare to "Mrs. Williams" dated March 1931 on the front free endpaper. Collects eight stories including the excellent supernatural tales, "A Recluse," "Crewe" and "The Green Room." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 65-6. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 505. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 291. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 117-21. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-88. Bleiler (1978), p. 59. Spine faded, endpapers tanned, a good copy in good or better 10/6 decorated dust jacket with tanned spine panel, small chip from upper edge of rear panel, and some light general dust soiling. Accompanied by a pleasant TLS with two-line handwritten conclusion, written by de la Mare to Mrs. Williams dated 3 March 1931. (#170268).
FIRST PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER MCMXXX / ... on copyright page.