First edition, first printing published in 1936 by Herbert Jenkins, London

Book: Vg, 312pp + publisher's catalogue. Original orange cloth with black stamped titles and borders, light rubbing to the corners and pushing to spine tips, light age soiling to the boards which still retain deep colour, the titles are bold. Front endpaper has an old crease mark, light foxing to the first few pages front and rear, light foxing to the block, otherwise tightly bound and clean. 

Jacket: Vg, complete and un-restored first issue jacket priced at 7/6 net, light chipping to top spine tip and hinge corners, light scuffing along the hinge lengths, light soiling to the rear panel, two very small tears to the jacket edges have been secured with removeable archival tape, verso of the jacket is foxed/toned. One of the finest supernatural dust-jackets I have seen in a long time, depicting hooded monks walking through the haunted abbey grounds. Rare. 

 

*When Michael Gaunt returned from South Africa to take up his abode at Charngrave Abbey he little realised the troubles that were in store for him. For he refused to believe in the efficacy of that curse laid on the name of Gaunt by a dying Abbot when the Abbey was seized by King Henry and given to Michael's ancestor, the infamous Roger Gaunt. Hauntings, Family Curses, Suicide, Murder and Madness ensue. Seems to have been overlooked by the genre bibliographers. 

Haunted Abbey by Patrick Leyton

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