M R James, Book of the Supernatural by Peter HainingIntroduced by Sir John BetjemanFirst edition published 1979 by Foulsham.Book: Vg, 128pp + fully illustrated throughout. Brown cloth with gilt stamped titles to spine. Corners are sharp and square, titles bold with light rubbing to spine tips. Foxing to block and endpapers. Tightly bound and clean. Jacket; Vg, spine dulled/faded, light edge wear. Unclipped price of £5.95, oddly uncommon.* Haining’s research has often been seen as rushed, misguided, fanciful and often completely inaccurate, hence his vast output, yet regardless of this there is much that is useful and of interest, this volume on M R James is no different, some rarely seen illustrations from first edition periodicals are great to see.
M R James; Book of the Supernatural by Peter Haining