Browning throughout; cloth slightly rubbed and bumped; jacket clipped at inside front flap, with gift inscription to same, some wear to edges, corner and spine ends, tape repair near foot of spine.
Benson (Robert Hugh) A Mirror of Shalott
London, Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd, 1928.
Early jacketed edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt. Dust-jacket.
A rare jacketed issue of this important work by Father Benson, lauded in his own day as one of the leading figures in English literature, having written the notable novel Lord of the World (1907). This collection of supernatural horror stories, originally published in various periodicals and later collected in book form, examines “that horrible sense of silence round about us, in which dreadful forces are alert and watching us.”