Modern Limited Editions of Weird & Supernatural Titles

A selection of modern limited edition & small print-run weird & supernatural titles from the likes of Tartarus Press, Ash-Tree Press and others.

£40



Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 1998.

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

The second Ash-Tree Press Annual Macabre, focussing on six authors not automatically associated with tales of the supernatural: W. Somerset Maugham, Arthur Ransome, Ford Madox Ford, E.C.Bentley, Hilaire Belloc and John Buchan.

Founded in 1994 by Christopher & Barbara Roden, Ash-Tree Press specialises in the resurrection of rare and forgotten tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, becoming synonymous with quality and authenticity in the world of weird fiction. With a canny dedication to sourcing and restoring out-of-print works, the press has preserved the legacy of esteemed authors such as M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Marjorie Bowen and Arthur Machen, ensuring that their eerie narratives continue to captivate modern audiences. Ash-Tree Press's commitment to excellence has earned it a revered status among collectors and enthusiasts alike, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of the genre.

£35



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

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

An interesting collection of nine stories seemingly forgotten, or possibly disowned, by their respective authors, which include E. Nesbit, Rose Macaulay and Sax Rohmer.

Founded in 1994 by Christopher & Barbara Roden, Ash-Tree Press specialises in the resurrection of rare and forgotten tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, becoming synonymous with quality and authenticity in the world of weird fiction. With a canny dedication to sourcing and restoring out-of-print works, the press has preserved the legacy of esteemed authors such as M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Marjorie Bowen and Arthur Machen, ensuring that their eerie narratives continue to captivate modern audiences. Ash-Tree Press's commitment to excellence has earned it a revered status among collectors and enthusiasts alike, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of the genre.

£35



Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 2001.

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

A fine limited edition collection of thirteen supernatural stories, only one of which had appeared in book-form previously, the other twelve only enjoying appearance in periodical form.

Founded in 1994 by Christopher & Barbara Roden, Ash-Tree Press specialises in the resurrection of rare and forgotten tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, becoming synonymous with quality and authenticity in the world of weird fiction. With a canny dedication to sourcing and restoring out-of-print works, the press has preserved the legacy of esteemed authors such as M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Marjorie Bowen and Arthur Machen, ensuring that their eerie narratives continue to captivate modern audiences. Ash-Tree Press's commitment to excellence has earned it a revered status among collectors and enthusiasts alike, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of the genre.

£80


Edited and with introduction by Jack Adrian
Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 1995.

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

Alfred McLelland Burrage, a prolific British writer known for light-hearted love stories, is now celebrated for his supernatural tales, praised by both Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and M.R. James. Intruders, the first of a four-book set, brings together 26 stories, 23 of which are published in book form for the first time.

Founded in 1994 by Christopher & Barbara Roden, Ash-Tree Press specialises in the resurrection of rare and forgotten tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, becoming synonymous with quality and authenticity in the world of weird fiction. With a canny dedication to sourcing and restoring out-of-print works, the press has preserved the legacy of esteemed authors such as M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Marjorie Bowen and Arthur Machen, ensuring that their eerie narratives continue to captivate modern audiences. Ash-Tree Press's commitment to excellence has earned it a revered status among collectors and enthusiasts alike, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of the genre.

£75


Introduction by Richard Dalby
Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 1997.

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

The third volume in Ash-Tree Press's A.M. Burrage series features 28 supernatural tales. Fourteen come from his rare 1931 collection Someone in the Room, five are from Between the Minute and the Hour (1967), and seven are published in book form for the first time. The volume concludes with two intriguing articles on real-life ghosts and Burrage's ghost story preferences.

Founded in 1994 by Christopher & Barbara Roden, Ash-Tree Press specialises in the resurrection of rare and forgotten tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, becoming synonymous with quality and authenticity in the world of weird fiction. With a canny dedication to sourcing and restoring out-of-print works, the press has preserved the legacy of esteemed authors such as M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Marjorie Bowen and Arthur Machen, ensuring that their eerie narratives continue to captivate modern audiences. Ash-Tree Press's commitment to excellence has earned it a revered status among collectors and enthusiasts alike, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of the genre.

£75


Edited and with introduction by Jack Adrian
Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 1996.

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

The second volume in Ash-Tree Press's A.M. Burrage series includes all 13 stories from his 1927 collection Some Ghost Stories, plus 13 previously unpublished tales. Two feature Derek Scarfe, ten follow occult detective Francis Chard, and the set also includes the 10,000-word Crimean War-era novella 'The House by the Crossroads'.

Founded in 1994 by Christopher & Barbara Roden, Ash-Tree Press specialises in the resurrection of rare and forgotten tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, becoming synonymous with quality and authenticity in the world of weird fiction. With a canny dedication to sourcing and restoring out-of-print works, the press has preserved the legacy of esteemed authors such as M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Marjorie Bowen and Arthur Machen, ensuring that their eerie narratives continue to captivate modern audiences. Ash-Tree Press's commitment to excellence has earned it a revered status among collectors and enthusiasts alike, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of the genre.

Weird & Supernatural

Burrage (A.M.) Warning Whispers.

£75


Introduction by Jack Adrian
Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 1999.

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

Warning Whispers, originally published in 1988, was the first collection of entirely new A.M. Burrage stories since Someone in the Room in 1931. Jack Adrian unearthed the original 17 tales from their magazine publications between 1915 & 1930, here complemented by eight newly discovered stories. With a range that spans gentle comedy to spine-chilling horror, these tales - including 'The Witch of Oxshott', 'The Little Blue Flames' and 'Warning Whispers' - demonstrate Burrage's mastery of supernatural fiction and solidify his place as one of the century's most popular ghost story writers.

Founded in 1994 by Christopher & Barbara Roden, Ash-Tree Press specialises in the resurrection of rare and forgotten tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, becoming synonymous with quality and authenticity in the world of weird fiction. With a canny dedication to sourcing and restoring out-of-print works, the press has preserved the legacy of esteemed authors such as M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Marjorie Bowen and Arthur Machen, ensuring that their eerie narratives continue to captivate modern audiences. Ash-Tree Press's commitment to excellence has earned it a revered status among collectors and enthusiasts alike, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of the genre.

£135



North Yorkshire, Tartarus Press, 2009.

First edition. One of 300 copies. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket.

The first edition of this classic occult tale of a secret societies and Faustian pacts.

'The multi-layered narrative is full of surprises, and the conclusion provides a modest grace note that beautifully befits the tale.' (Christopher Fowler, Financial Times)

'Unpredictable and steeped in allusions to classic and contemporary works, this spry exercise in magic realism can be enjoyed as a parable on how our reading transforms our perception of the world.' (Publishers Weekly)

£100


Edited by Rosalie Parker, with an Introduction by Mark Valentine
East Sussex, Tartarus Press, 2001.

First edition. One of 350 numbered copies. Original cloth. Dust-jacket.

Collecting together thirty-seven weird & supernatural stories by the author of The Go-Between.

'One of the undisputed books of the year, for which demand will surely outstrip the initial printing; if you haven't ordered it already, do so without delay.' (Steve Duffy, All Hallows)

Established in 1990, Tartarus Press is a small, independent press which has garnered acclaim for its meticulously crafted hardback limited editions, coveted by collectors and enthusiasts of weird and supernatural lit. alike. Specialising in literary treasures of the strange and macabre, Tartarus Press brings obscure and forgotten works back into the spotlight, ensuring their legacy endures for generations to come. With accolades including five prestigious World Fantasy Awards and a "Stoker" from the Horror Writers Association, Tartarus Press continues to set the standard for quality and authenticity in the publishing of eerie and otherworldly tales.

£35


Edited by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 1997.

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

Julian Hawthorne, born in 1846, was the only son of literary giant Nathaniel Hawthorne. Though his fiction delved into the mysterious, occult and gothic, his works were largely neglected after his death due to the shadow of his father's success and personal scandal. In this collection, Jessica Amanda Salmonson brings together eight of Julian's finest supernatural tales, from the vampire classic 'Ken's Mystery' to the gothic horror novella 'Kildhurm's Oak', accompanied by an extensive introductory monograph.

Founded in 1994 by Christopher & Barbara Roden, Ash-Tree Press specialises in the resurrection of rare and forgotten tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, becoming synonymous with quality and authenticity in the world of weird fiction. With a canny dedication to sourcing and restoring out-of-print works, the press has preserved the legacy of esteemed authors such as M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Marjorie Bowen and Arthur Machen, ensuring that their eerie narratives continue to captivate modern audiences. Ash-Tree Press's commitment to excellence has earned it a revered status among collectors and enthusiasts alike, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of the genre.

£45

Introduction by John Pelan Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 2002. One of 500 copies. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket. In this first of two Ash-Tree Press volumes compiling Russell Kirk's supernatural fiction, editor John Pelan explores the connections between Kirk's short stories and novels, revealing a tapestry of recurring characters, settings, and themes. The volume includes Kirk's essay 'A Cautionary Note on the Ghostly Tale', which introduces readers to retributive ghosts, malign magicians, witches, and other eerie entities. Despite the dark forces in his tales, Kirk reassures readers that such powers can be overcome: "by bell, book, and candle, symbolically at least, we can push them down under." Founded in 1994 by Christopher & Barbara Roden, Ash-Tree Press specialises in the resurrection of rare and forgotten tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, becoming synonymous with quality and authenticity in the world of weird fiction. With a canny dedication to sourcing and restoring out-of-print works, the press has preserved the legacy of esteemed authors such as M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Marjorie Bowen and Arthur Machen, ensuring that their eerie narratives continue to captivate modern audiences. Ash-Tree Press's commitment to excellence has earned it a revered status among collectors and enthusiasts alike, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of the genre.

£45

Introduction by John Pelan Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 2003. One of 500 copies. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket. What Shadows We Pursue, the second Ash-Tree Press volume of Russell Kirk's supernatural fiction, revisits the themes, settings and some characters from Off the Sand Road. Kirk's characters, whether honourable or not, face inner and external terrors, most poignantly captured in 'The Invasion of the Church of the Holy Ghost' and 'Watchers at the Strait Gate'. His world is filled with morally grey inhabitants who are haunted by each other as much as by unknown entities from distant realms. Founded in 1994 by Christopher & Barbara Roden, Ash-Tree Press specialises in the resurrection of rare and forgotten tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, becoming synonymous with quality and authenticity in the world of weird fiction. With a canny dedication to sourcing and restoring out-of-print works, the press has preserved the legacy of esteemed authors such as M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Marjorie Bowen and Arthur Machen, ensuring that their eerie narratives continue to captivate modern audiences. Ash-Tree Press's commitment to excellence has earned it a revered status among collectors and enthusiasts alike, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of the genre.

£130


Introduction by Barry Humphries
East Sussex & Oxford, Tartarus Press with Caermaen Books, 1997.

First UK edition. One of 375 copies. Slim 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket.

The first UK edition of this collection, previously published in the States by Knopf (1924). Comprises: 'The Rose Garden', 'The Turanians', 'The Idealist', 'Witchcraft', 'The Ceremony', 'Psychology', 'Torture', 'Midsummer', 'Nature' and 'The Holy Things'.

Established in 1990, Tartarus Press is a small, independent press which has garnered acclaim for its meticulously crafted hardback limited editions, coveted by collectors and enthusiasts of weird and supernatural lit. alike. Specialising in literary treasures of the strange and macabre, Tartarus Press brings obscure and forgotten works back into the spotlight, ensuring their legacy endures for generations to come. With accolades including five prestigious World Fantasy Awards and a "Stoker" from the Horror Writers Association, Tartarus Press continues to set the standard for quality and authenticity in the publishing of eerie and otherworldly tales.

Weird & Supernatural

Machen (Arthur) Ritual

£90


and other stories
East Sussex, Tartarus Press, 1997.

Second edition. [One of 180 copies printed]. 8vo. Original cloth. Jacket with vignette illustration.

An attractive edition comprising thirty tales by Machen, including 'The Red Hand'.

'It is the achievement of Ritual that it allows us to give our attention to a host of previously inaccessible Machen writings, to savour anew the flavour of a prose we may have thought we knew too well; I cannot think that any Machen enthusiast, or savant of the fantastic in literature, will wish to be without it.' (Mark Valentine, Avallaunius)

Established in 1990, Tartarus Press is a small, independent press which has garnered acclaim for its meticulously crafted hardback limited editions, coveted by collectors and enthusiasts of weird and supernatural lit. alike. Specialising in literary treasures of the strange and macabre, Tartarus Press brings obscure and forgotten works back into the spotlight, ensuring their legacy endures for generations to come. With accolades including five prestigious World Fantasy Awards and a "Stoker" from the Horror Writers Association, Tartarus Press continues to set the standard for quality and authenticity in the publishing of eerie and otherworldly tales.

Weird & Supernatural

Machen (Arthur) Ritual

£150


and other stories. Introduction, by R.B. Russell
East Sussex, Tartarus Press, 1992.

First edition. One of 300 copies. 8vo. Original cloth. Jacket with lettering.

An attractive edition comprising thirty-two tales by Machen.

'It is the achievement of Ritual that it allows us to give our attention to a host of previously inaccessible Machen writings, to savour anew the flavour of a prose we may have thought we knew too well; I cannot think that any Machen enthusiast, or savant of the fantastic in literature, will wish to be without it.' (Mark Valentine, Avallaunius)

Established in 1990, Tartarus Press is a small, independent press which has garnered acclaim for its meticulously crafted hardback limited editions, coveted by collectors and enthusiasts of weird and supernatural lit. alike. Specialising in literary treasures of the strange and macabre, Tartarus Press brings obscure and forgotten works back into the spotlight, ensuring their legacy endures for generations to come. With accolades including five prestigious World Fantasy Awards and a "Stoker" from the Horror Writers Association, Tartarus Press continues to set the standard for quality and authenticity in the publishing of eerie and otherworldly tales.

£200


Introduction by Roger Dobson
East Sussex, Tartarus Press, 1997.

First edition. One of 230 copies. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket.

Considered the quintessential Machen, with his best longer stories, including 'The Great God Pan' and 'The Children of the Pool'.

'Stories of the macabre exert their pull from Hallowe'en onwards, such as the stories of Arthur Machen, republished by Tartarus Press in handsome editions, made for reading by a flickering fire.' (Suzi Feay, The Independent)

Established in 1990, Tartarus Press is a small, independent press which has garnered acclaim for its meticulously crafted hardback limited editions, coveted by collectors and enthusiasts of weird and supernatural lit. alike. Specialising in literary treasures of the strange and macabre, Tartarus Press brings obscure and forgotten works back into the spotlight, ensuring their legacy endures for generations to come. With accolades including five prestigious World Fantasy Awards and a "Stoker" from the Horror Writers Association, Tartarus Press continues to set the standard for quality and authenticity in the publishing of eerie and otherworldly tales.

£110


Introduction by Mark Valentine
East Sussex, Tartarus Press, 1998.

One of 350 numbered copies. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket.

"Any new edition of Machen's finest creation is cause for celebration, but when the production is as sumptuous as this, with marbled endpapers, burgundy boards, silk ribbon and cream coloured paper, then it's a doubly welcome addition to the Machen shelf. Ninety one years after the debut of The Hill of Dreams it's delightful to have all three of Sidney Sime's illustrations..." (Roger Dobson, Avallaunius)

Established in 1990, Tartarus Press is a small, independent press which has garnered acclaim for its meticulously crafted hardback limited editions, coveted by collectors and enthusiasts of weird and supernatural lit. alike. Specialising in literary treasures of the strange and macabre, Tartarus Press brings obscure and forgotten works back into the spotlight, ensuring their legacy endures for generations to come. With accolades including five prestigious World Fantasy Awards and a "Stoker" from the Horror Writers Association, Tartarus Press continues to set the standard for quality and authenticity in the publishing of eerie and otherworldly tales.

Weird & Supernatural

Machen (Arthur) The Secret Glory

£160



East Sussex, Tartarus Press, 1998.

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

The first time all six chapters have been bound together in one volume.

"This definitive edition of The Secret Glory is essential reading for lovers of Arthur Machen and anyone else who values exquisite prose." (Peter Canon, All Hallows)

"Offering ecstatic prose, genuine emotion, and passages that reach the ecstasy of which Machen so often aimed, The Secret Glory delights and disturbs in equal measure, embodying within its narrative an alchemist's brew of wisdom and wonder by an author whose work was an internal pilgrimage, an attempt to define and experience that which was undefinable." (William Simmons, Underworlds)

Established in 1990, Tartarus Press is a small, independent press which has garnered acclaim for its meticulously crafted hardback limited editions, coveted by collectors and enthusiasts of weird and supernatural lit. alike. Specialising in literary treasures of the strange and macabre, Tartarus Press brings obscure and forgotten works back into the spotlight, ensuring their legacy endures for generations to come. With accolades including five prestigious World Fantasy Awards and a "Stoker" from the Horror Writers Association, Tartarus Press continues to set the standard for quality and authenticity in the publishing of eerie and otherworldly tales.

Weird & Supernatural

Malden (R.H.) Nine Ghosts.

£165


Introduction by David G. Rowlands
Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 1995.

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

Richard Henry Malden wrote Nine Ghosts as a tribute to his long-time friend M.R. James. Over the past fifty years, this collection has solidified Malden's reputation as one of the century's finest ghost story writers, showcasing his unique style beyond mere imitation of James.

Founded in 1994 by Christopher & Barbara Roden, Ash-Tree Press specialises in the resurrection of rare and forgotten tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, becoming synonymous with quality and authenticity in the world of weird fiction. With a canny dedication to sourcing and restoring out-of-print works, the press has preserved the legacy of esteemed authors such as M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Marjorie Bowen and Arthur Machen, ensuring that their eerie narratives continue to captivate modern audiences. Ash-Tree Press's commitment to excellence has earned it a revered status among collectors and enthusiasts alike, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of the genre.

£60


Introduction by Richard Dalby
Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 1997.

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

The Beetle by Richard Marsh, published in 1897 shortly after Dracula, became a popular sensation, even surpassing Stoker's novel. However, its success eclipsed Marsh's other supernatural works, which became rare and difficult to find. Now, Richard Dalby has collected 18 of Marsh's horror tales, providing an in-depth introduction that explores the life and work of this Victorian master, whose true identity was only revealed posthumously by his grandson, Robert Aickman.

Founded in 1994 by Christopher & Barbara Roden, Ash-Tree Press specialises in the resurrection of rare and forgotten tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, becoming synonymous with quality and authenticity in the world of weird fiction. With a canny dedication to sourcing and restoring out-of-print works, the press has preserved the legacy of esteemed authors such as M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Marjorie Bowen and Arthur Machen, ensuring that their eerie narratives continue to captivate modern audiences. Ash-Tree Press's commitment to excellence has earned it a revered status among collectors and enthusiasts alike, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of the genre.

Weird & Supernatural

Nesbit (E.) In the Dark.

£75


Edited and with introduction by Hugh Lamb
Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 2000.

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

Edith Nesbit, famed for The Railway Children, also wrote chilling tales of terror and the supernatural, largely overshadowed after she became known for children's literature. Hugh Lamb's expanded edition of In the Dark features seven additional stories alongside well-known classics like 'Man-Size in Marble' and 'John Charrington's Wedding,' offering a comprehensive collection of her eerie work.

Founded in 1994 by Christopher & Barbara Roden, Ash-Tree Press specialises in the resurrection of rare and forgotten tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, becoming synonymous with quality and authenticity in the world of weird fiction. With a canny dedication to sourcing and restoring out-of-print works, the press has preserved the legacy of esteemed authors such as M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Marjorie Bowen and Arthur Machen, ensuring that their eerie narratives continue to captivate modern audiences. Ash-Tree Press's commitment to excellence has earned it a revered status among collectors and enthusiasts alike, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of the genre.

£85


Edited and with introduction by Rosalie Parker
East Sussex, Tartarus Press, 2000.

First edition. One of 350 copies. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket.

A superb collection of Onions' ghost stories, 'a generous collection of supernatural invasion, psychological unease, and transitory shifts between the commonplace and the surreal.' (William Simmons, All Hallows)

Established in 1990, Tartarus Press is a small, independent press which has garnered acclaim for its meticulously crafted hardback limited editions, coveted by collectors and enthusiasts of weird and supernatural lit. alike. Specialising in literary treasures of the strange and macabre, Tartarus Press brings obscure and forgotten works back into the spotlight, ensuring their legacy endures for generations to come. With accolades including five prestigious World Fantasy Awards and a "Stoker" from the Horror Writers Association, Tartarus Press continues to set the standard for quality and authenticity in the publishing of eerie and otherworldly tales.

£55


Preface by Patricia A. McKillip
Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 1999.

One of 600 copies. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket.

The Wind at Midnight compiles the significant supernatural works of Georgia Wood Pangborn, one of America's finest early supernaturalists before her withdrawal from literature in the 1920s. Once compared to Algernon Blackwood, Pangborn's stories defied clichés with subtlety and psychological terror, often featuring women and children in prominent roles. Jessica Amanda Salmonson curates this collection, highlighting recurring themes of madness, abandonment, and despair while offering insight into Pangborn's life and the complexities that may explain her family's reluctance to discuss her legacy.

Founded in 1994 by Christopher & Barbara Roden, Ash-Tree Press specialises in the resurrection of rare and forgotten tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, becoming synonymous with quality and authenticity in the world of weird fiction. With a canny dedication to sourcing and restoring out-of-print works, the press has preserved the legacy of esteemed authors such as M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Marjorie Bowen and Arthur Machen, ensuring that their eerie narratives continue to captivate modern audiences. Ash-Tree Press's commitment to excellence has earned it a revered status among collectors and enthusiasts alike, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of the genre.

£45


Preface by Mike Ashley
Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 2002.

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

In 1977, Hugh Lamb included Arthur Porges' story 'The Man Who Wouldn't Eat' in his anthology Cold Fear, noting that despite Porges' prolific output across genres, his work had yet to be collected in book form. Twenty-five years later, a collection of Porges' weird & supernatural tales finally found its way into a hardcover edition, courtesy of Ash-Tree Press.

Founded in 1994 by Christopher & Barbara Roden, Ash-Tree Press specialises in the resurrection of rare and forgotten tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, becoming synonymous with quality and authenticity in the world of weird fiction. With a canny dedication to sourcing and restoring out-of-print works, the press has preserved the legacy of esteemed authors such as M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Marjorie Bowen and Arthur Machen, ensuring that their eerie narratives continue to captivate modern audiences. Ash-Tree Press's commitment to excellence has earned it a revered status among collectors and enthusiasts alike, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of the genre.

£95


and other Tales of the Uncanny. Afterword by Mark Valentine.
East Sussex, Tartarus Press, 1999.

One of 200 numbered copies. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket.

Reprint of the 1953 Davies edition: 'Though more subdued in theme than The Sound of His Horn, this book is still the subtle masterpiece of a mature and thoughtful thinker and stylist. These very qualities, however, are those which might cause it to be overlooked in the lee of the vivid and extravagant visions of the earlier book: but I am one of those who consider it his finest work.' (Mark Valentine, Sarban: An Initiation into the Work of a Weird Master John Wall...Diplomat-Turned-Writer)

'A beautifully written tale of rural magic reminiscent of Machen. Another Tartarus book to be read and treasured.' (Matt Leyshon, Blood from Stones)

Established in 1990, Tartarus Press is a small, independent press which has garnered acclaim for its meticulously crafted hardback limited editions, coveted by collectors and enthusiasts of weird and supernatural lit. alike. Specialising in literary treasures of the strange and macabre, Tartarus Press brings obscure and forgotten works back into the spotlight, ensuring their legacy endures for generations to come. With accolades including five prestigious World Fantasy Awards and a "Stoker" from the Horror Writers Association, Tartarus Press continues to set the standard for quality and authenticity in the publishing of eerie and otherworldly tales.

Weird & Supernatural

Scott (Eleanor) Randalls Round.

£90


Introduction by Richard Dalby
Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 1996.

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

Eleanor Scott's 1929 ghost story collection, praised as "rare but superlative," remains sought after by collectors for its nine dream-inspired, chilling tales. This edition, with a foreword by Richard Dalby and illustrations by Douglas Walters, includes four rare photographs of the enigmatic author.

Founded in 1994 by Christopher & Barbara Roden, Ash-Tree Press specialises in the resurrection of rare and forgotten tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, becoming synonymous with quality and authenticity in the world of weird fiction. With a canny dedication to sourcing and restoring out-of-print works, the press has preserved the legacy of esteemed authors such as M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Marjorie Bowen and Arthur Machen, ensuring that their eerie narratives continue to captivate modern audiences. Ash-Tree Press's commitment to excellence has earned it a revered status among collectors and enthusiasts alike, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of the genre.

£95


Compiled from the Recollections of the Reverend Roland Batchel
Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 1996.

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

E.G. Swain, Vicar of Stanground and a friend of M.R. James, published a collection of stories in 1912 featuring the mild-mannered Revd Mr Batchel, who frequently encounters supernatural events in his parish. These ghost stories, written as a tribute to "Monty" James, have long been cherished by fans. This volume includes an introduction by Cardinal Cox, an amusing anecdote by Jack Adrian, and a reprint of Swain's 1938 obituary.

Founded in 1994 by Christopher & Barbara Roden, Ash-Tree Press specialises in the resurrection of rare and forgotten tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, becoming synonymous with quality and authenticity in the world of weird fiction. With a canny dedication to sourcing and restoring out-of-print works, the press has preserved the legacy of esteemed authors such as M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Marjorie Bowen and Arthur Machen, ensuring that their eerie narratives continue to captivate modern audiences. Ash-Tree Press's commitment to excellence has earned it a revered status among collectors and enthusiasts alike, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of the genre.

£90


Introduction by Peter Ruber
Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 2000.

First edition. One of 600 copies. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket.

Strayers from Sheol by H.R. Wakefield, published in 1961, was intended to have a follow-up collection that never materialised. However, editor Peter Ruber recently uncovered 17 previously unknown stories, here gathered in Reunion at Dawn. These tales range from gentle to horrific and feature recurring characters like Dr. Landon, Anstruther Sawbridge, and new themes such as historical ghost stories, reaffirming Wakefield's mastery of supernatural fiction.

Founded in 1994 by Christopher & Barbara Roden, Ash-Tree Press specialises in the resurrection of rare and forgotten tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, becoming synonymous with quality and authenticity in the world of weird fiction. With a canny dedication to sourcing and restoring out-of-print works, the press has preserved the legacy of esteemed authors such as M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Marjorie Bowen and Arthur Machen, ensuring that their eerie narratives continue to captivate modern audiences. Ash-Tree Press's commitment to excellence has earned it a revered status among collectors and enthusiasts alike, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of the genre.

£180


Introduction by Barbara Roden
Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 1995.

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

They Return at Evening by H.R. Wakefield is a collection of chilling supernatural tales that established Wakefield as a master of the genre. First published in 1928, these stories weave eerie atmospheres and unsettling plots that captivate readers with their imaginative blend of the macabre and the mysterious.

Founded in 1994 by Christopher & Barbara Roden, Ash-Tree Press specialises in the resurrection of rare and forgotten tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, becoming synonymous with quality and authenticity in the world of weird fiction. With a canny dedication to sourcing and restoring out-of-print works, the press has preserved the legacy of esteemed authors such as M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Marjorie Bowen and Arthur Machen, ensuring that their eerie narratives continue to captivate modern audiences. Ash-Tree Press's commitment to excellence has earned it a revered status among collectors and enthusiasts alike, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of the genre.