London: Philip Allan & Co. Ltd., 1931. First Edition. Large crown octavo, original black cloth lettered in grey on spine. 282 pp. Page edges tanned and slightly foxed; the book has been fitted with new endpapers, matching and in style. A very good copy, in a very good example of the original pictorial dust jacket priced at 8s. 6d. on the spine panel. The jacket jacket has a few tiny chips and edge tears, dust-soiling to spine and rear panel and some light spotting to the inner flaps. Despite the renewed endpapers, an attractive copy. Item #312041
¶ Chapters include "Inns of Ill Repute", "Torture Rooms and Rooms Containing Gruesome Casks and Tanks", "The Room of the Iron Cage and Rooms Haunted by Poltergeists","Rooms that Have Witnessed All Kinds of Magical and Queer Happenings", and others. One chapter, "The Room of the Crab and Other Mystery Chambers" includes a four page description of a visit that the author made to Aleister Crowley's Chelsea studio.