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VICTORIAN GHOST STORIES: AN OXFORD ANTHOLOGY., Cox, Michael and Gilbert, R.A., selected by.  Elizabeth Gaskell, J.S. Le Fanu, J.Y. Akerman, Dinah Mulock, Charles Dickens, Rhoda Broughton, Henry James, George MacD
1 Cox, Michael and Gilbert, R.A., selected by. Elizabeth Gaskell, J.S. Le Fanu, J.Y. Akerman, Dinah Mulock, Charles Dickens, Rhoda Broughton, Henry James, George MacD VICTORIAN GHOST STORIES: AN OXFORD ANTHOLOGY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1991 019214202X / 9780192142023 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
497 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "(Maps) out the development of the ghost story from 1850 to the early years of the twentieth century and demonstrates the importance of this form of short fiction in Victorian popular culture. As well as reprinting stories by supernatural specialists such as J.S. Le Fanu, M.R. James, and Algernon Blackwood, this selection also emphasizes the key role played by women writers - Elizabeth Gaskell, Mrs Craik, Rhoda Broughton, Mrs Henry Wood, M.E. Braddon, Amelia B. Edwards, Charlotte Riddell, B.M. Croker, and E. Nesbit, among many others - and offers one or two genuine rarities for the supernatural fiction enthusiast to savour. Other writers represented include Charles Dickens, Henry James, George MacDonald, Wilkie Collins, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, R.L. Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Jerome K. Jerome, Bernard Capes, R.H. Benson, and W.W. Jacobs. The editors also provide an informative introduction, detailed source notes, and an extensive survey of ghost-story collections from 1850 to 1910. This collection will delight all lovers of traditional ghost stories: here are 35 well-wrought tales of haunted houses, vengeful spirits, spectral warnings, invisible antagonists, and motiveless malignity from beyond the grave, every one guaranteed to generate 'the pleasurable shudder'." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, a few tiny dents on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has has very light rubbing on rear panel, minor wrinking at top/bottom of hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GREEN TEA AND OTHER GHOST STORIES., Le Fanu, J. Sheridan.  Foreword by August Derleth.
2 Le Fanu, J. Sheridan. Foreword by August Derleth. GREEN TEA AND OTHER GHOST STORIES.
Sauk City, Wisconsin Arkham House 1945 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
357 pp, 7 3/4" H. Black cloth with gilt lettering/decoration (faded) on spine. One of an edition of 2,000 copies. Contents: Foreword; Schalken the Painter; Squire Toby's Will; Green Tea; Wicked Captain Walshaw, of Wauling; Carmilla; The Sexton's Adventure; Madam Crowl's Ghost; Sir Dominick's Bargain; The Vision of Tom Chuff; Ultor De Lacy; Dickon the Devil; The House in Augier Street; Mr. Justice Harbottle; The Familiar. Small contemporary bookseller's label on rear pastedown - "The Holliday Bookshop 49E.49th St., New York". Very light browning to endpapers, minor toning to edges of pages, small label from bookstore on rear pastedown, light browning to edges of text block - tiny soiling mark on fore-edge, light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear to boards, minor rubbing on boards, small shallow dent on front board. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
A STABLE FOR NIGHTMARES OR WEIRD TALES., Le Fanu, J. Sheridan; Young, Charles, Sir, and Others.
3 Le Fanu, J. Sheridan; Young, Charles, Sir, and Others. A STABLE FOR NIGHTMARES OR WEIRD TALES.
New York New Amsterdam Book Company 1896 First American Edition Hard Cover Good A. Burnham Shute. 
256 pp, 6 3/4" H. Yellow cloth with black lettering/decoration on spine and front board. Four b&w tissue-covered plates (including frontispiece). A collection of supernatural tales by British and American authors, including "Dickon the Devil" by Sheridan le Fanu. Each story has its own half title page, but no indication of authorship. Contents: Dickon the Devil; A Debt of Honor; Devereux's Dream; Catherine's Quest; Haunted; Pichon and Sons, of the Croix Rousse; The Phantom Fourth; The Spirit's Whisper; Dr. Feversham's Story; The Secret of the Two Plaster Casts; What Was It? Previous owner's signature, date (1896) and a very small number in ink on free front endpaper; the odd faint foxing mark on pages or tissues - mostly on preliminary pages; slight toning to page margins; moderate browning to spine; light edge wear; light soiling to boards; two very light corner bumps; minor lean to spine; browning to edges of text block. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 325.00 USD
 
 
A CLUTCH OF VAMPIRES:  THESE BEING AMONG THE BEST FROM HISTORY AND LITERATURE., McNally, Raymond T.  (Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Maontague Summers, Lawrence Durrell, Robert Bloch, Stephen Grendon, Richard Matheson, Bram Stoker, John Polidor, et al.)
4 McNally, Raymond T. (Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Maontague Summers, Lawrence Durrell, Robert Bloch, Stephen Grendon, Richard Matheson, Bram Stoker, John Polidor, et al.) A CLUTCH OF VAMPIRES: THESE BEING AMONG THE BEST FROM HISTORY AND LITERATURE.
Greenwich, Conn. New York Graphic Society 1974 0821205943 / 9780821205945 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket illustration by Edward Gorey. 
255 pp, 8 1/2" H. 30 b&w illustrations. "Dr. McNally begins this book with an essay on the evolution of the vampire. Then he presents the most diversified collection of vampire accounts yet published in English. The historical vampirana includes accounts by such persons as a first-century Roman historian, a twelfth-century bishop, a Cambridge philosopher in the 1600s, the two major vampire experts - Calmet and Summers, and a nineteenth-century Yankee journalist. The literary pieces include: 'Carmilla' a classic tale by Le Fanu; a short story by Bram Stoker which was originally intended as the first chapter of 'Dracula'; a moving tale by Lawrence Durrell; and several thrillers by such masterful writers as Robert Bloch and Richard Matheson." Minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top of spine, faint pencilled previous owner's name at top of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, three tiny edge tears - archivally taped, small creases at top edge of front flap and at bottom corner of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Rathbone, Basil. (Edgar Allan Poe; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Edward Bulwer-Lytton; Charles Allston Collins; Charles Dickens; Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu; Wilkie Collins.) BASIL RATHBONE SELECTS STRANGE TALES. (THE BLACK CAT; RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHER; THE HOUSE AND THE BRAIN; THE TRIAL FOR MURDER; GREEN TEA; A TERRIBLY STRANGE BED.
New York Belmont 1965 Mass Market Paperback Very Good - 
157 pp, 7" H. "Basil Rathbone, renowned actor and motion picture personality, selects for you the strangest stories ever written - masterpieces of the macabre." Interior - light browning to pages and inside of covers. Exterior - very light edge wear, book is lightly cocked, faint crease on spine, small soft crease at top corner of covers, soft crease doen front hinge, minor rubbing, slight fading to color on edges of text block. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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