1933. First edition. Bodley Head, London, 1933 415 pages. No dust jacket, bound in black and green cloth. Selected, with an introduction by Marjorie Bowen.
Condition - Internally - Pages are lightly tanned with some foxing throughout. Top text block edge dyed black. Binding remains firm. Some water drops to fore edge of text block, text is not affected. Thumb-marking present throughout. No marks or inscriptions,
Condition - Externally - Binding is tight, Boards have visible edge wear with slight corner bumping. Uneven sunning marks to teh green cloth at the edges, and sunfade to the upper ends of the cloth on the back cover. This is not the later mass market ' Cheap edition' hardback ( which was issued in black cloth)
A classic ( and uncommon) horror anthology , edited and introduced by Marjorie Bowen, including classic short fiction from - MaRjorie Bowen, J Sheridan Le Fanu, T Keane, ( translating Pushkin) Isabel Hapgood ( translating Gogol) Arthur Conan Doyle, , Algernon Blackwood, Walter Scott, WW Astor, George MacDonald, H.G Wells, Gaston Leroux, Arthur Machen and G.P.R James.
Less obvious stories were chosen by Bowen, as wella s sme original translations commissioned espevcially for thsi volume