TALES OF THE WONDER CLUB: SECOND SERIES ... New and Revised Edition. M. Y. Halidom, pseudonym.

TALES OF THE WONDER CLUB: SECOND SERIES ... New and Revised Edition. London: Thomas Burleigh, 1904. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-318 [319-324: press notices], eight inserted plates with illustrations by John Jellicoe and Val Prince after designs by the author, original decorated red cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in blind and gold. Revised edition. Volume two of the revised text. The three-volume first edition was published under the author's "Dryasdust" pseudonym circa 1899-1900 by Harrison & Sons. "Omnibus collection of 'blood-curdling' tales with decidedly mid-Victorian flavor, in spite of publication date; set in an old-fashioned frame, too, told 'round the Yule Log at 'Ye Headless Ladye,' a Midlands hostelry of the old coaching days circa 1800, by an informal club of travelers and their hosts. Enlivened by a Dickensian mixture of the cold grue and the grotesquely humorous: like the fat boy, they 'only wants to make your flesh creep.' Notable tales in volume two include 'Execution' and 'The Waxen Image'."– Robert Knowlton. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 87. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-50. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 565. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1157. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-89. Bleiler (1978), p. 64. Reginald 06649A. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 102 who notes that "sets of this edition show up less often than do sets of the Dryasdust edition." Mild bruises to corner tips, a bit of soiling to cloth, endpapers (cheap pulp stock) a bit darkened, else a bright, very attractive copy of a book that usually shows up very worn. (#75388).

Price: $100.00

Printing identification statement for this book:
"NEW AND REVISED EDITION" on the title page.