First edition, first printing. Publisher's original light blue cloth with illustration in gilt and titles in black to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and 24 further plates in black and white by Sydney Cowell and others. A superb fine copy, the binding bright and fresh, square and tight. The contents with mild offsetting to the endpapers are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper that has a few small chips at the spine tips and fold corners. Correctly priced six shillings at the base of the spine. An exceptional example of both the relatively common book and exceedingly rare dustwrapper.
Stories of fantasy, crime and horror. (Reginald 00604; Hubin).
Stock code: 20370