Book VG+; jacket with some chipping to corners and spine ends with slight loss to foot of spine, closed tear to top edge of lower panel, o/w VG.
Caldecott (Sir Andrew) Not Exactly Ghosts
London, Edward Arnold, 1947.
First edition. 8vo. Original cloth-backed boards. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 7s6d.
The first of two collections of ghost stories by retired civil servant 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.