Book VG+; jacket with edge wear and chipping, some loss.
Caldecott (Sir Andrew) Fires Burn Blue
London, Edward Arnold, 1948.
First edition. 8vo. Original cloth-backed boards. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 8s6d.
The second and final collection of ghost stories by retired civil servant and former governor of Ceylon Andrew Caldecott, distilling his lifelong fascination with the supernatural into simple yet remarkably disturbing stories, in a similar vein to publisher stable-mate M.R. James. The mundane becomes horrific, the everyday is unnerving…and the commonplace is terrifying.