London: Constable & Co Limited, [1935]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-311 [312], original red cloth, spine stamped in black. First edition. Collection of eighteen weird and criminous stories set in shadowy London. Burke's core collection of horror stories, distinctive for their original treatments of familiar themes. Best include doppelganger story "Johnson Looked Back" and zombie story "The Hollow Man." "Excellent stories." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 309. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 15. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-41. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-50. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 121. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02238. Hubin (1994), p. 119. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 15. Some light foxing to fore-edge of pages, light bump to lower front corner, a fine copy in bright, nearly fine price clipped four-color pictorial dust jacket with foxing to the verso of spine with some bleed through, mild edge wear, scratch to the rear panel, rectangular price sticker affixed to base of spine panel. Scarce in dust jacket. (25251). Item #25251

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