More Ghost Stories by Montague Rhodes James.
First edition, first printing published in 1911 by Edward Arnold, London.
Condition; Vg- Publisher's gray cloth with wonderful black stamped bat motif to the upper board with flourished black titles. Light rubbing to corners and general age soiling to the cloth, the black titles are bold and unfaded as is the bat, the spine area has been professionally re-backed, with titles painstakingly & skillfully re-applied, it now presents very well indeed. Rough-cut text block. Moderate, light foxing throughout, the pages are tightly bound and very clean indeed.
* This copy is signed to the ffep by fellow author, and lifetime freind of Monty Rhodes James, R H MALDEN, and dated March 20th 1912. Richard Henry Malden's life shares many parallel's with that of his friend M R James, a religeous scholar and prominant churchman, Malden was also educated at Eton and then King's College, Cambridge which is where he met James, who was then acting Provost. It is during his time at Cambridge that Malden would have been introduced to Ghost Stories, he was infact one of the select few along with E F Benson who attended James' legendary 'Chitchat Society' Christmas Readings which started with James reading 'Canon Alberic's Scrapbook'. Malden went on to write 'Nine Ghosts' published also by Arnold, London in 1943, a collection of short Ghost Stories dedicated to, and inspired by his late friend. A wonderful association copy, such items relating to M R James and his circle are extremely rare.