WE ARE FOR THE DARK. Six Ghost Stories. Robert AICKMAN, Elizabeth Jane Howard.

WE ARE FOR THE DARK. Six Ghost Stories.

Leyburn, North Yorkshire: Tartarus Press, 2011. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Octavo. Bound in red linson boards, spine and front panel titled in gilt and silver, black endpapers, head-and tail-bands, red satin bookmark. Dust jacket Illustration by Stephen J. Clark. 258 pp. The first Tartarus printing, limited to 350 copies. Slight (slight!) spine lean, dust jacket slightly dust soiled; a very good copy or better in dust jacket. Very Good in Dust Jacket. Item #312151

¶ Collects six fantastic & supernatural stories. Originally published by Jonathan Cape in 1951, this edition has a New Introduction by R.B. Russell. "We Are for the Dark is a remarkable collection, and one that can be said to have kick-started the 'Aickmanesque' short story. Credit for the genesis of this sub-genre of the ghost story should be given jointly to Robert Aickman and his collaborator in We Are for the Dark, Elizabeth Jane Howard. Contributing three tales each, the authors were not identified with their own stories when the book was first published in 1951. We Are for the Dark contains six stories: 'The Trains', 'The View' and 'The Insufficient Answer' are by Robert Aickman, while 'Three Miles Up', 'Left Luggage' and 'Perfect Love' are by Elizabeth Jane Howard."

Price: $85.00