First edition, first printing published in 1953 by Staples Press. 

Book: Vg+ Green cloth with gilt stamped titles and publisher's device to the upper board, the boards are very clean and fresh, the titles are bright, light pushing to the bottom corners, spine is also very bright. The pages are clean and tightly bound. Inscribed to the ffep by the author and dated July 29, 1956.

Wrapper: Vg+A very attractive example of this BIRO wrapper, unclipped price of 10s 6d net. Just the very lightest wear to the hinge corners, the spine tips are sharp, the spine is unfaded. Light toning to the white rear review panel and flaps. A very handsome example, signed copies of Onion's Ghost Stories are very scarce indeed. 


* This collection comprises of five first rate ghost stories, THE PAINTED FACE and THE ROSEWOOD DOOR were originally published in his collection THE PAINTED FACE, first published in 1929 (an incredibly ellusive title especially in the jacket) and THE WOMAN IN THE WAY, was first published in GHOSTS IN DAYLIGHT, 1924. Onions's collection WIDDERSHINS is highly sought, he is a ghost story writer of the highest order. 

Bells Rung Backwards by Oliver Onions