The Haunters and the Haunted. Ghost Stories and Tales of the Supernatural. Ghosts, Ernest RHYS, Introduction, authors, M. Larigot.

The Haunters and the Haunted. Ghost Stories and Tales of the Supernatural.

London: Daniel O'Connor, 1921. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Octavo. 396pp. Medium blue cloth with gilt titling to spine, blind borders on upper cover, illustrated endpapers. In his Introduction Ernest Percival Rhys (1859 –1946) the Anglo-Welsh writer who was founding editor of the Everyman's Library series, indicates that this "remarkable batch of documents, fictive or real" was compiled by one M. Larigot, "himself a writer of supernatural tales." The book comprises fifty-seven ghost stories grouped into three categories: I: Ghost Stories From Literary Sources; II: Ghost Stories from Local Records, Folk Lore, and Legend; III: Omens and Phantasms. Some are extremely well known, such as Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" which begins the book, whilst others are quite obscure. Very light bruising to spine ends, page edges and first and last half-dozen leaves foxed, some quite heavily. Contemporary owner's details neatly inked on front pastedown, small contemporary Boston bookshop label on front blank, text unmarked. Overall a tight, clean VG+ copy. No dust jacket. Item #64992

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