First UK edition, first printing. The publisher's retained copy. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the the contents clean throughout. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is a nicked and creased at the edges and with a small chip at the bottom of the spine where it meets the front panel.
Very scarce in the first edition and so odd that even Victor Gollancz failed to come up with a suitable blurb for it. It's mysterious aspects have earned it the quadruple labels of mystery, horror, science fiction and fantasy depending on who happens to be reviewing it. Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.
Stock code: 15080