THE INVISIBLE VOICES. London: Richards, . Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-304, original orange cloth, front panel stamped in black and blind, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. Presentation copy with unsigned inscription by Shiel to August Derleth "from the author" dated 30 August 1944. The fifth and last book of Shiel stories issued during his lifetime. Mixed collection of eleven short stories in a frame narrative, several of which are fantasy and science fiction, including the excellent visionary fantasy, "The Place of Pain." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-177. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2030. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 195. Bleiler (1978), p. 179. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Morse, The Works of M. P. Shiel Updated (1980), p. 221. Touch of foxing to top edge of text block and first and last leaves of text, a near fine, bright copy in good four-color pictorial dust jacket with wear, largely along upper edges, 20x40 mm chip from head of spine panel, associated 35 mm closed tear in rear panel, and some dust soiling to spine and rear panels. Overall, the dust jacket is bright and fairly attractive. A very nice association copy. (#75869).
"Published by the Richards Press Limited, London / and Printed in Great Britain by / the Kemp Hall Press Limited, Oxford, 1935" on copyright page.