London: Unicorn Press, 1932. First Edition. Octavo, original brownish-yellow cloth lettered and ruled in black on spine panel, all edges trimmed. 334 pp. Contains two stories, 'The Gift of Tongues' and 'The Rose Garden' by Arthur Machen. Cloth dust-soiled and stained, stress marks to spine, endpapers darkened; a very good copy. Loosely laid into this copy is a three-page Autograph letter Signed from contributor Stephen graham to Fytton Armstrong (a.k.a. John Gawsworth, the Editor); dated 1965, the letter mentions visiting "your old friend Visiak last month... he put us on to David Lindsay & we've been entranced by 'The Haunted Woman', an experiment in time, quite a book." The Letter goes on to mention publication of Graham's autobiography 'Part of the Wonderful Scene' (Collins, 1964), which chronicles 'the astonishing array of people Stephen had met in his long life'. The letter is on small format paper, approximately 250 words, in stamped envelope addressed to "Fytton Armstrong, Esq, 35 Sutherland Place, W2". Goldstone & Sweetser 119a. Item #311854
¶ A collection of 26 tales, most of which are weird or supernatural fiction. Contents include: "The Flying Cat" by M. P. Shiel, "The Vivisector Vivisected" by Sir Ronald Ross, "The Black Lad" by Frederick Carter, "The Franc-Tireur's Escape" by Herbert E. Palmer, "The Gift of Tongues" by A. Machen, "A Feilside Tragedy" by Hubert Crackenthorpe, "The Mask" by Francis Marsden, "Ilya Vilka" by Stephen Graham, "The Journey" by Rhys Davies, "A Fragment" by Stephen Hudson, "Londoners" by Wilfred Ewart, "The Harrying of the Dead" by F. Carter, "A Night in Venice" by M. P. Shiel, "The Rose Garden" by A. Machen.