THE CONNOISSEUR AND OTHER STORIES. London, Glasgow, Sydney, Auckland: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., . Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-357 , original pictorial tan boards with orange cloth shelf back, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge stained tan, other edges untrimmed. First edition. Collects nine stories including "All Hallows," one of de la Mare's best supernatural tales. "Also present is 'Mr. Kempe,' a horror story of a mad recluse near Porlock ..." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 504. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 65-6. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 288. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 117-21. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-86. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 175. Bleiler (1978), p. 58. Reginald 04026. Early owner's inked signature on front free endpaper and period bookplate (of same person) affixed to front paste-down. A bit of foxing to endpapers, else a fine copy. (#75343).
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