(#173693) GHOSTLAND. Elliott O'Donnell.

GHOSTLAND. London: Cecil Palmer, [1925]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5 [6] 7-263 [264: blank], publisher's black cloth, printed paper labels affixed to front and spine panels, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. "Unlike other writers in the genre who assembled the occasional volume of 'true' ghost stories, the majority of O'Donnell's prolific output comprised nonfiction works recording the results of his wide-ranging occult investigations. Describing himself as a professional ghost hunter, O'Donnell traveled widely in Britain, Europe and America to study all forms of supernatural manifestation and regularly lectured and broadcast on the subject. Many have questioned O'Donnell's credulity, and view him as either naive or prone to the over-exaggeration of events. The great ghost story author, M. R. James, once expressed the hope that O'Donnell's writings were entirely fictitious fearing that, if true, life would be 'a risky business.' Most readers find O'Donnell's 'true' ghostly works more enjoyable than his rather crude and unconvincing attempts at genre fiction." - Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, pp. 388; 391. 1928 Christmas gift inscription on the front free endpaper. A touch of scattered foxing, mostly early and late, a clean, tight, very good copy. (#173693).

Price: $150.00

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