First Edition. Publisher's review copy. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles to the front board and spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth and gilt bright and fresh. The contents, with offsetting to the front and rear endpapers but otherwise clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. With the publisher's review slip loosely laid inside. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked dustwrapper that is somewhat darkened to the spine and panel edges, with a short closed tear to the upper edge of the front panel.
A collection of twenty-nine studies from real life, each of which, by its capacity for inspiring terror or causing amused wonder, qualifies as the "dread" or "droll" of the title.
Stock code: 22809