(#171717) THE DEVIL SNAR'D by George R. Preedy [pseudonym]. George R. Preedy, Gabrielle Margaret Vere Campbell Long who also wrote as "Marjorie Bowen"

THE DEVIL SNAR'D by George R. Preedy [pseudonym]. London: Ernest Benn Limited, [1932]. 16mo, pp. [1-6] 7-157 [158: printer's imprint] [159-160: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original gray decorated wrappers printed in blue and black. First edition. A paperback original issued as number 13 of Benn's "New Ninepenny Novels" series. First of two weird novellas published by Long under this pseudonym. "The bulk of her weird fiction was written under the "Bowen" pseudonym ... [her] weird novels are, on the whole, inferior to her short stories, but they still have points of interest." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 50. "Her work as George Preedy included a good deal of commercial nonfiction but she also attached that name to two non-supernatural but nevertheless strikingly macabre novels [THE DEVIL SNAR'D and DR. CHAOS]." - Pringle (ed), St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers, p. 76. These two novels were issued in an omnibus edition in 1933. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 97. Hubin (1994), p. 654. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Early owner's name and date in pencil on the title page. Slight spine roll, small stains on half title page and pages [6]-7, a few leaves creased at upper fore-edge corners, a good copy. (#171717).

Price: $100.00

Printing identification statement for this book:
"First Published June 1932" on copyright page.