FROM DOOR TO DOOR: A BOOK OF ROMANCES, FANTASIES, WHIMSIES, AND LEVITIES. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1900. Octavo, pp. [1-2: blank] [i-ix] x [1-3] 4-284 + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "2/00" on page 32 inserted at rear, publisher's green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed, slate coated endpapers. First edition, first binding. Mixed collection of seventeen stories including five or so fantastic or supernatural stories, including the humorous ghost-story "The Lady Killer" and the werewolf tale, "The Sword of Corporal Lacoste." "Capes, one of the dozen best craftsmen of the Edwardian ghost story, maintained a strong interest all through his career in the dark corners of the human heart, but moved from a passionately earnest approach to a more ironic one whose polished surface reflects the reader's attention back upon himself." - Robert Eldridge. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 195. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 70. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 132. Bleiler (1978), p. 39. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Several rubs and small spots to cloth, corner tips turned, some scattered foxing to text block, mostly early and late, a very good copy. Capes' second and scarcest collection of short fiction. A very elusive book. (#171930).
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