(#173800) MEN WHO WOULDN'T STAY DEAD: TWENTY-SIX AUTHENTIC GHOST STORIES. Ida Clyde Clarke.

MEN WHO WOULDN'T STAY DEAD: TWENTY-SIX AUTHENTIC GHOST STORIES. London: John Long, Limited, [1936]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5 [6] 7 [8-10] 11-288 + 16 page publisher's catalogue at rear, 28 full-page woodcut illustrations by Dorothea Braby, original black cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Short stories based on "true" ghost stories. They wander in that ghostly borderland between fiction and nonfiction, though their careful structuring, liberal use of dialogue and firm sense of development and climax give them good claim to the former. An eight-page introduction offers a capsule summary of beliefs regarding the persistence of the dead. Day, The Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature (1963), p. 18. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Slight spine lean, a very good copy. Provenance: signature of ghost lore collector Dillion Hampden Carrington on the front free endpaper. (#173800).

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"First published January 1936" on copyright page.