(#170495) PAUL THE MINSTREL AND OTHER STORIES REPRINTED FROM THE HILL OF TROUBLE AND THE ISLES OF SUNSET. Arthur Christopher Benson.

PAUL THE MINSTREL AND OTHER STORIES REPRINTED FROM THE HILL OF TROUBLE AND THE ISLES OF SUNSET. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1911. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xiii [xiv] xv [xvi] [1] 2-443 [444], original olive green cloth, front and rear panels ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, fore-edge rough trimmed, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Benson dated 22 October 1911 on the front free endpaper. Collects nineteen stories which appeared earlier in THE HILL OF TROUBLE (1903) and THE ISLES OF SUNSET (1904). "Much closer to M. R. James than to either brother ... because of the academic, antiquarian tone of the stories. The most notable are collected [in these two collections]." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 106. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-12. Bleiler (1978), p. 20. Reginald 01121. See Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 135. See Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 63. Cloth rubbed at edges, mainly spine ends, corner tips, and along outer joints, some soiling to cloth and three small spots on rear cover, top edge of text block just a bit dusty, a good or better copy. The major repository of Benson's ghostly fiction. Books signed or inscribed by Benson are uncommon. (#170495).

Price: $750.00

See all items in Supernatural
See more items by
Printing identification statement for this book:
No statement of printing.