SOME GHOST STORIES. Burrage.

SOME GHOST STORIES. [London]: Cecil Palmer, [1927]. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v-vii [viii] 1-276 [277-278: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. The first of Burrage's two collections of weird fiction (the other was SOMEONE IN THE ROOM [1931] published under the pseudonym "Ex-Private X"). "Burrage's underrated short stories are deft and subtle, and include a number of poignant posthumous fantasies." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-43. "The best stories in SOME GHOST STORIES and SOMEONE IN THE ROOM are intelligent, well crafted, and imaginative..." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 64. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 47. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 314. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 43-4. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-53. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02267. Faint vertical crease to cloth of spine panel, neat contemporary owner's signature in ink on front free endpaper, a near fine, bright copy. An excellent copy. (#74749).

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