The Haunted Omnibus.

(Ghost stories.) LAING (Alexander, Edits and Introduces)

The Haunted Omnibus.

Illustrated by Lynd Ward.

Description: FIRST EDITION, 62 illustrations by Ward, pp. xvi, 846, [2],8vo, original black cloth, backstrip lettered in black against a silver ground and in silver at foot, dustjacket with a Lynd Ward illustration to rear panel, this a little chipped, nicked and lightly soiled overall, light rubbing and a small patch of surface-loss to paper at centre of backstrip panel, very good

Publication Details: Cassell, 1937

Notes: An important anthology of ghost stories, and scarce. The editor provides an appealing mix of the scholarly and the arch in his commentary, and the selection is superb – it includes Ambrose Bierce, Lafcadio Hearn, Saki, Poe, Machen, M.R. James, May Sinclair, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, along with texts on the theme from Pliny the Younger, Beowulf, The Panchatantra, et al.; these, together with epigraphs drawn from James Joyce and Sir Thomas Browne, reinforce the literary credentials of the work – and the whole is enhanced by Ward's shadowy designs....more

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Price: £400

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1937

Stock Number: 68814

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