THE INVISIBLE EYE. Edited by Hugh Lamb.
Ashcroft, BC: Ash-Tree Press. 2002. 2002. First Edition Thus. Octavo, original black cloth lettered in gold on spine panel, red endpapers. 277 pp. 500 copies printed. An enlarged edition of the 1981 book THE BEST TALES OF TERROR OF ERCKMANN-CHATRIAN, edited by Lamb and "published" by Millington in 1981, just as Millington went into bankruptcy and stocks of the book disappeared. A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper with artwork by Richard Lamb. Item #312878
¶ Collects 15 short supernatural tales and the novella 'The Wild Huntsman'. Edited by Hugh Lamb who also contributes a new Foreword, an Appendix 'The Mysterious Case of the Missing Books', plus Acknowledgments and Sources. Erckmann-Chatrian was the working name of collaborating French writers Emile Erckman (1822 - 1899) and Alexandre Chatrian (1826 - 1890). "(Their stories)...were much admired - in their original French texts - by M. R. James and other connoisseurs of French romantic Gothic fiction." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997).