WANDERING HEATH: STORIES, STUDIES, AND SKETCHES by Q [pseudonym]. Quiller-Couch, rthur, homas.


London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1895. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-293 [294: printer's imprint] [295-296: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank] + [16]-page publisher's catalogue dated "10.95" on page [1] inserted at rear, original purplish red cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed, white endpapers with publisher's devices printed in gray. First edition. Mixed collection of fourteen Cornish tales, including classic, "The Roll-Call of the Reef," nautical ghosts, also "The Legend of Sir Dinar," Arthurian knight held in thrall by beautiful vampire who steals his youth. Also two drolls, "My Grandfather, Hendry Watty," dream story with ghosts; and "Widdershins," folkloristic magic. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p.152. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1355. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 342. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 415. Bleiler (1978), p. 162. Reginald 11954. Hubin (1994), p. 660. NCBEL III 1072. Covers rubbed and some stain spots, spine faded with some spotting, an about good copy with sound contents. (14015). Item #14015

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