Weird & Supernatural

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Tales of the wonderfully weird and superbly supernatural, with titles by well-known masters of the genre to all too often overlooked & unsung geniuses and one-hit wonders.


London, George Redway, [1888].

First edition, second issue. 8vo. Original blue pictorial cloth.

A repackaging of volume 3 of the scarce triple-decker Dreamland and Ghostland (1888) which includes five of the seven Conan Doyle short stories found in that collection (the first appearances by Conan Doyle in book form, preceding A Study in Scarlet). The sales were of the initial collection were poor and the publisher repackaged the sheets in separate volumes with new titles and bindings.


London, Hutchinson, [1935].

First edition. 8vo. Original green cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 2/6.

A hard to find anthology in the original jacket; the collection includes contributions by Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Violet Hunt, Oliver Onions and others.


London, Chatto & Windus, 1893 [1900]. First edition, later issue. 8vo. Publisher's catalogue at end dated January 1900. Original green cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. A collection of sixteen unconventional tales from the pen of the author of The Woman Who Did, including the title tale set in Jamaica, and 'The Abbé's Repentance'.


Penyffordd, Chester, Ash-Tree Press, 1996.

One of 400 copies. 8vo. Original dark red cloth. Dust-jacket.

A wonderful edition of Baring-Gould's 1904 title, here featuring an introduction by Richard Dalby.

Weird & Supernatural

Benson (E.F.) More Spook Stories


London, Hutchinson, 1934.

First edition. 8vo. Original orange cloth. Dust-jacket, price removed from spine jacket.

The first edition of this collection of 13 short stories by Benson, comprising: "The Step", "The Bed by the Window", "James Lamp", "The Dance", "The Hanging of Alfred Wadham", "Pirates", "The Wishing-Well", "The Bath-Chair", "Monkeys", "Christopher Comes Back", "The Sanctuary", "Thursday Evenings", "The Psychical Mallards".


[London], Philip Allan, 1932.

First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 2/6.

The first collected edition of Edward Heron-Allen's works under the pseudonym Christopher Blayre. The author, a close friend of Bram Stoker, caused some controversy with his short story 'The cheetah-girl'.

Weird & Supernatural

Bowen (Marjorie) Dark Ann


and other stories
London, John Lane The Bodley Head, 1927.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth lettered in pale blue.

Rare collection of short stories, including a number of supernatural tales, with a focus on women trapped in damaging relationships. The title story 'Dark Ann' is regarded as on of the author's best ghost stories.

Weird & Supernatural

Bowen (Marjorie) Fond Fancy


and other stories
London, Selwyn & Blount, [1932].

First edition, second impression. 8vo. Original pale sage cloth. Dust-jacket.

An attractive collection of Bowen's short stories, including her story 'The Intruder'.


Stories from an old catalogue
London, Smith, Elder, 1916.

First edition, second impression. With loose 2pp. signed autograph letter from the author. 8vo. Original red cloth. Dust-jacket, remains of 6/- price sticker.

A great example of the first edition (albeit second impression) of this collection of historical tales, which includes two weird & supernatural tales, 'The fair hair of Ambrosine' and 'Gindetta's wedding night'. The accompanying autograph letter (mounted on card) from the author is dated 22nd May 1917, signed under her first married name, Gabrielle Costanzo (her husband Zefferino died in 1916 and this letter must have been written shortly before her second marriage to Arthur Long), and as 'Marjorie Bowen', referring to the collection: "… I think you will find another side of things in 'Shadows of Yesterday'. If these later stories partake too much of the character of a nightmare, it may be because they affect as moods of mine engendered by very terrible experiences of my own".


and other stories of yesterday and to-day
London, John Lane The Bodley Head, 1929.

First edition. 8vo. Original green cloth lettered in pale green.

A very good example of this rare collection of supernatural and historical short stories, including 'The Necromancers' (reprinted as 'The Incantation').


and other tales
London, John Lane The Bodley Head, 1929.

First edition. With loose autograph letter signed Gabrielle Long. 8vo. Original dark blue cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

An excellent example of this short story collection, accompanied by a 1pp handwritten letter, dated 11th June 1938, signed Gabrielle Long, addressed to a Sir Charles, thanking him for inviting her to a meeting " … the prospect is rather a formidable one. I can however speak with sincere gratitude of the London Library."


London, Hurst & Blackett, [1926].

First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth lettered in black and blocked in blind.

A scarce collection, not in listed in Shadows in the Attic nor Locke's Spectrum of Fantasy 1 to 3.


Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood & Sons, [c.1918].

Reprint/?second edition. 8vo. Original red boards. Dust-jacket, priced 1/-.

An attractive jacketed edition of Buchan's collection of tales with weird & supernatural elements.

Weird & Supernatural

Collins (Wilkie) After Dark


London, Smith, Elder, 1875.

'New Edition'. 8vo. Later half calf.

Wilkie Collins's first collection of six short stories, first published in 1856. The book is a series of tales supposed to be told to poor travelling portrait-painter, William Kerby, who is forced to abandon his profession for six months in order to save his sight.


or, Ghosts & Ghost Seers
London, Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1863.

'New Edition'. 8vo. Modern green cloth preserving original upper cover and part of original spine.

One of two anthologies of supposedly true ghost stories by Crowe, originally published in 1848 and considered one of the first serious collections of this sort. Rare.


London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., [1929].

First edition. 8vo. Original dark red cloth. Dust-jacket.

A collection of Farnol's shorter fiction, including the tale 'Black coffee' with it is Ancient Egyptian themes. A popular author for weird & supernatural anthologies. Scarce in the jacket. Stories featured:

The Shadow.--Captain Hector.--Retribution.--The heir.--Black coffee.--Upon a day.--A boy and the man.--An episode.--Jasper Railton.--The cupboard.--Fortune's fool.--A change of mind.--Journey's end.--The great quietude.--Sir Pertolepe the Red.--The divine Phyllidia.--A woman's reason.


London & Edinburgh, Chambers, 1929.

First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 2/6.

A rare book in jacket; a collection of tales and stories dealing in a popular way with haunted Scottish houses, historic ghosts of Midlothian, and similar subjects, including werewolf interest.


Translated by G.F. Monkhood
London, Literary Press, n.d..

8vo. Original red cloth, spine gilt.

An attractive jacketed edition of Gautier's Le Roman de La Momie, originally published in 1858, a historical novel set in Ancient Egypt, which features the Biblical Exodus.


Original stories illustrating posthumous personality and character... Sole Edition
London, Roxburghe Press, [1894].

First edition. 8vo. Title-page printed in green. Original green cloth.

Scarce edition of weird stories: "...these blood-curdling tales are published on a novel plan. The fiction has never been serialised; during the continuance of the copyright no other edition will appear; there will be no sale after the last day of March, 1895. Every reader is thus made a participator in two advantages, for all the matter is fresh, and it is quite certain that the book can be safely purchased for presentation- if a friend's hair is to be turned into quills. And now a few words with regard to Phantasms. It may be judged from this engaging title that apparitions play at hide-and-seek among these pages. Only two of the stories are free of shudders, and we think we may venture to say that there are few readers, however jaded, however distant from the habit of shivering over bogies, who will not go somewhat mincingly to bed after spending the midnight with Mr. Wirt Gerrare." (The Literary World, vol.LI, 1895)


London, Ward Lock, 1935.

First edition. Signed presentation copy from the author. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

Signed by the author at the time of publication. A romantic tale with macabre elements.


London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1923.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth lettered & blocked in black. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

"A brilliant story of intriguing mystery with a most refreshing novelty of situation. I have never read a book so impregnated with fragrant odours." (The Bookman, 1923).


and other Ghost Stories
London, Edward Arnold, 1925.

First edition. 8vo. Original dark oatmeal cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 5s.

A rather remarkable example of the first edition of this collection of ghost stories by the author of Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, extremely uncommon in such condition. "An excellent supernatural collection." (Shadows in the Attic)


London, Methuen, 1926.

First edition. 8vo. Original orange cloth with imprint Burns Oates to foot of spine. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

A lovely first edition of this satire on the spiritualist movement of the 1920s: a radio enthusiast finds a way to communicate with spirits using wireless.


Tales of Supernatural Terror
Penyffordd, Chester, Ash-Tree Press, 1996.

First edition. One of 500 copies. 8vo. Original red cloth. Dust-jacket.

The author's second collection of supernatural tales, preceded by Under the Crust (1993). Introduction by Ramsey Campbell.


Stirling, Eneas Mackay, 1950.

First edition. 8vo. Original green cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 6/-.

Scottish tales of legend and the supernatural, inspired by the Isle of Skye.

Weird & Supernatural

Malden (R.H.) Nine Ghosts


Penyffordd, Chester, Ash-Tree Press, 1995.

One of 300 copies. 8vo. Original dark red cloth. Dust-jacket.

A fine copy of this attractive Ash-Tree Press edition of Malden's famous ghost stories, originally published in 1943.

Weird & Supernatural

Marsh (Richard) The Haunted Chair


and other stories
Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 1997.

First edition. One of 500 copies. 8vo. Original black cloth. Dust-jacket.

A collection of 18 stories of horror and the supernatural by Richard Marsh, brought together for the first time under the editorial safe pair of hands of Richard Dalby.


New York, Liveright, 1952.

First combined edition. 8vo. Original grey cloth lettered in brown. Dust-jacket.

Two classic titles by US author Merritt that showcase his ability to create suspenseful, eerie atmospheres and blend genres to keep the reader engaged in a world of mystery and the supernatural...

Weird & Supernatural

Nesbit (E.) In the Dark


Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 2000.

One of 500 copies. 8vo. Original dark red cloth. Dust-jacket.

A collection of 21 stories with introduction by E.F. Nesbit, with a bibliography of story sources by Hugh Lamb. This edition expands on the 1988 paperback edition.


London, Ernest Benn, 1933.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth.

"An excellent witchcraft novel, arguably Bowen's best work in the genre." (Shadows in the Attic)

Weird & Supernatural

Peterson (Margaret) Moonflowers


London, Hutchinson, n.d. [c.1926].

First edition, '69th thousand'. 8vo. Original yellow cloth ruled and lettered in black. Dust-jacket, stating '71st Thousand' and priced 7s6d.

A nice example of an early printing of this scarce book which is very elusive in jacket. Romantic story set in East Africa with a vampire love interest.


London, Sampson Low, Son, & Martson, 1869.

First UK edition. 8vo. Publisher's advertisements at end. Original brown cloth lettered and ruled in gilt.

The first UK edition of this collection of ghostly tales, published the year after the author's most well known work, The Gates Ajar, one of the best-selling works on spiritualism of all time.


New York, Berkley Publishing Corporation, 1965.

'Berkley Medallion Edition', first edition in English. 8vo. Rebound in contemporary cloth with original wrapper bound in.

One of the more collectable titles published by Berkley, who cut their teeth on paperback editions of Sci-Fi and Weird modern classics. This represents the first appearance in English of these tales by 'Jean Ray'.

Weird & Supernatural

Rhodes (Kathlyn) The Wax Image


and other stories
London, Hutchinson, [1928].

Early Hutchinson edition. 8vo. Original red cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. Dust-jacket, priced 2/- and stating '72nd thousand'.

A scarce collection of weird tales, particularly uncommon in the jacket. Originally published by Holden & Hardingham in 1912.

Weird & Supernatural

Rolt (L.T.C.) Sleep No More.


Twelve Stories of the Supernatural
London, Constable, 1948.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 8/6.

Known for his books on railways and inland waterways, this collection of supernatural stories by Rolt follows strongly in the tradition of M.R. James; "An exceptionally original collection of ghost stories... Rolt had the special talent of combining folkloric spontaneity with artful sophistication" (The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural).


London, Hutchinson, n.d. [c.1925].

Third edition. 8vo. Original pale blue cloth. Dust-jacket, with 4/- price sticker to spine.

A great collection of weird tales, described by Bleiler as "Excellent", no less.