Tales of the Grotesque. A Collection of Uneasy Tales.
London: Ghost Story Press, 2003. Second Edition w/ Corrections. Hardcover. Octavo. viii + 132pp. Original deep red cloth with copper illustration to upper board and titling to spine, lovely red / black marbled endpapers, colour frontispiece. This edition limited to 300 copies, and is noted as "Archive Copy" on reverse of half-title page in D. Tibet's hand followed by his signature. The second Ghost Story Press edition of this highly regarded collection tales of horror and the macabre, that was first published as a title in publisher Philip Allan's "Creeps" series in 1934. In addition to the ten original stories of the 1934 edition ("The Quest for Lewis"; "Lost Keep"; "Hybrid"; "The Tower of Moab"; "The Child'; "The Dirk"; "The Chords of Chaos"; "The Meershaum Pipe"; "Haunted Air"; "The Iron Swine"; and "Animate in Death"); this GSP edition also includes an additional story - "The Author's Tale"- which was first published in a separate anthology in 1935. This Ghost Story Press edition also features a new Introduction by Richard Dalby and a colour frontispiece that reproduces the original dust jacket design Just a hint of shelf wear - else a bright, fresh Fine copy (no dust jacket issued). Item #69669