(#170475) A MIRROR OF SHALOTT, COMPOSED OF TALES TOLD AT A SYMPOSIUM. Robert Hugh Benson.

A MIRROR OF SHALOTT, COMPOSED OF TALES TOLD AT A SYMPOSIUM. London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1907. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-301 [302: blank] [303-312: ads], original decorated green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. Benson's best collection of short fiction. Collects fourteen stories. "... Montague Summers said of A MIRROR OF SHALOTT ... that 'there are few better stories of this kind.' It is a series of stories recounted by a group of priests, much in the Canterbury Tales vein, each telling of his supernatural experiences." - Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p.32. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-18. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 149. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, Volume II, p. 21. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 28-31. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-19. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 71. Bleiler (1978), p. 21. Reginald 01141. Neat contemporary owner's signature at upper corner of the front paste-down. Cloth rubbed along bottom edges, slight spine lean, faint, minor foxing to endpapers and half title leaf, much less than usually found in copies of this book, a very good copy. An attractive copy of an very scarce book. (#170475).

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