(#170366) THE HOUSE. Richmal Crompton, Richmal Crompton Lamburn.

THE HOUSE. London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, n.d. [1926]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-320, original raspberry cloth, front panel stamped in black and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. Published later in the U.S. by Boni & Liveright as DREAD DWELLING (1926). Unusual supernatural novel of a malevolent house that fascinates, and corrupts, its inhabitants; not haunted, strictly speaking, but haunting. Anticipates Jackson's THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE in this sense of Hanleigh having an evil presence, in and of itself. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 59. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-54. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 454. Bleiler (1978), p. 53. Reginald 03638. Early gift inscription dated May 1926 on the front free endpaper. Several spots and stains to cloth on front and rear panels, cloth lightly rubbed at edges, a very good copy. A rare book. (#170366).

Price: $850.00

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