(#170629) VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE. Benson.

VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE. London: Hutchinson and Co., n.d. [1923]. Octavo, pp. [i-ii] iii [iv-vi] 7-288 + 40-page publisher's catalogue "for the Autumn, 1923" inserted at rear, original blue cloth, front panel stamped in black and blind, spine panel stamped in black. First edition, first printing. Collection of short horror fiction; twelve stories including "The Horror Horn." "Probably Benson's most famous collection." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 142. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 31-2. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-17. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 31. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-17. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 67. Bleiler (1978), p. 21. Reginald 01137. Owner's signature on the front free endpaper. Publisher's "compliments" stamp on the title page and the contents page. Some scattered foxing, mostly to preliminary leaves and edges of the text block, a nearly fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket priced 7/6 on the spine panel and advertising "Hutchinson's New Novels / Autumn, 1923" on the rear panel. The jacket is worn and frayed at the spine ends with short closed tears at the top and bottom edges of the front spine fold and mild associated creasing to the front panel along the top and bottom edges. A lovely copy of an uncommon book in superior condition that is rare in the jacket. (#170629).

Price: $6,500.00

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