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. Small bookstore label affixed to front paste down, foxing to end papers and page edges, a very good copy in a very good dust jacket with the verso foxed showing through to the flap folds and spine panel, mild edge wear with a tiny closed tear to the lower left front panel, some color fade to the spine panel. (24648). Item #24648

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