A BOOK OF GHOSTS. Introduction by Richard Dalby. Baring-Gould, abine.

A BOOK OF GHOSTS. Introduction by Richard Dalby.

Penyffordd, Chester: Ash-Tree Press, 1996. Octavo, cloth. Enlarged edition. Limited to 400 copies. Collects the twenty-one stories published in the 1904 Methuen edition and adds two other supernatural tales by Baring- Gould, "A Dead Man's Teeth" and "The Old Woman of Wesel," and a new 13- page introduction by Richard Dalby. "Collection of ghost stories, some dating back to the 1850s. Most are slight tales of apparitions; the most interesting are 'Pomps and Vanities,' a tale of possession; and 'The Merewigs,' a farce in which persons who made no spiritual progress in their last incarnation must now haunt the British Museum." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-6. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 26-7. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 97. Bleiler (1978), p. 15. Reginald 00865. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (6248). Item #6248

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