SPOOK STORIES. London: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers), Ltd., n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-12] 13-286 [287: printer's imprint] [288: blank] [note: first two leaves of first signature comprise front paste-down and front free endpaper], original pictorial blue-gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Collects twelve stories. Excellent ghost stories juxtaposing nature mysticism with graphic horrors to striking effect; including classics "The Face," "Naboth's Vineyard," and "And No Bird Sings." "A competent, well-handled collection." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 145. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 31-2. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-17. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 30-1. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1433-35 (overview of Benson's horror fiction; pp. 1434-35 critiques "The Face"). Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-16. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 67. Bleiler (1978), p. 21. Reginald 01135. A fine copy. Formerly, August Derleth's copy with his signature dated 1929 on front free endpaper. (#74255).
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