BORDER GHOST STORIES. London: Erskine Macdonald Ltd., [1919]. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xiii [xiv] xv-xvi [1-2] 3-303 [304: printer's imprint], original maroon cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge stained maroon, pictorial endpapers. First edition. Mixed collection of Border tales, Northumbrian and Scots, including "The Warlock of Glororum," a monstrous carnivorous plant hidden in a secret chamber. Others traditional ghost stories. Heavy dialect pieces after the manner of Scott and Stevenson. "Historical and supernatural fiction suggested by the work of Sir Walter Scott ... Unremarkable. The non-supernatural stories in the book are superior." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1295. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 407. Bleiler (1978), p. 155. Reginald 11264. A fine copy. Formerly August Derleth's copy with his calling card affixed to front free endpaper. (#75841).

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