THE CHRONICLES OF CLOVIS by H. H. Munro ("Saki"). . "Saki." Munro, ector, ugh.

THE CHRONICLES OF CLOVIS by H. H. Munro ("Saki").

London: John Lane, The Bodley Head. New York: John Lane Company, 1912. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-10 [11-12] 13-300 [301] [302: blank] [303-304: ads], 16 page publisher's catalog inserted at rear, original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in white, gray and black, spine panel stamped in white, top edge stained gray, other edges untrimmed. First edition. A mixed collection containing five fantastic stories, including several supernatural tales. "Excellent stories. "Tobermory" is one of the classics of fantastic humor. "Sredni Vashtar" is said to be largely autobiographical" - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1431. Saki's best short story collection..." - Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 439. "Although Saki is not primarily a supernatural horror writer, his contributions to the genre are of jewel-like quality." - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-176. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 137. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-172. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 831. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 366-67. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1679-83. Bleiler (1978), p. 173. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Tanning to endpapers, top page edges dusty, a nearly fine copy. Nice copies are uncommon. (20069). Item #20069

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