London: Peter Nevill, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. First Edition. Octavo, original grey cloth titled and ruled in red on spine panel. 271 pp. Bibliography at rear. Mild browning to endpapers, a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket, slightly aged darkened (price corner clipped). Very Good in Dust Jacket. Item #309896
¶ Excellent study of the genre, arranged by motif (The Ghost, The Vampire, The Werewolf, Witches and Witchcraft, etc); with a secondary section on specific authors including J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Rudyard Kipling, M.R. James, Walter de la Mare and Algernon Blackwood.