ROUGH SHOOTING: TRUE TALES & STRANGE STORIES. Wren.

ROUGH SHOOTING: TRUE TALES & STRANGE STORIES.

Philadelphia: Macrae Smith Company, 1944. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] [9-10] 11-317 [318] [319-320: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original red cloth, spine panel stamped in black. First U. S. edition. A mixed collection of twenty-two supernatural and adventure stories, including several of Wren's best weird tales. The occult and supernatural stories include "Man-Eating Saviour," "The Inexplicable Disappearance of Ai Toon," "The Joy Riders," " The Fatal Bite," "Elephantasy," "Fear," "A Franc's Worth of Gas," and "Robert Replies." "Good commercial work with excellent local color." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1739. The author's weird and fantastic fiction, collected here and in several other books, has been overshadowed by his popular writings about the French Foreign Legion, in which he served. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-215. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 503. Bleiler (1978), p. 212. Reginald 15636. Some foxing to end papers and page edges, some stains and soiling to cloth, a very good copy in a bright about nearly fine dust jacket with color fade to the blue background ink of the spine panel and a vertical crease near rear spine fold. (23613). Item #23613

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