(#170898) WITCH WOOD. John Buchan.

WITCH WOOD. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1927. Octavo, pp. [i-ix] x [xi-xii] [1] 2-352, title page printed in black and green, original decorated black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in green, top edge stained green, fore-edge untrimmed, decorated endpapers. First U.S. edition. A romance set in the days of the Covenanters in Scotland -- replete with witchcraft, romance, war and plague. Historical novel of witchcraft, white vs. black magic in seventeenth century Scotland with naive minister's soul as the prize. "... depicts with tremendous force a survival of the evil Sabbat in a lonely district of Scotland." - Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature, p. 79. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 45. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-39. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 38. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-48. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 33. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). A bright, clean, very good copy. (#170898).

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