First edition, first printing published in 1926 by Collins, London. 

Condition: Book, 357pp. Publisher's original brown paper boards over yellow ochre cloth, gilt stamped designs to the upper board, atrractive rough-cut text block. Corners are bumped and the spine tips are lighty pushed. Boards and spine are very clean thanks to the presence of the dust-jacket. Light fading to the top edge of the boards. Foxing/toning to the ep's otherwise very tightly bound and clean.

Jacket: Good, First printing jacket priced at 10'6 net. Worn, chipping and loss around the spine tips and hinge corners, other small tears and nicks to the extremeties, a couple of tape marks to the verso, the spine has faded /dulled a shade. Extremely scarce jacket in any condition, striking purple jacket with a Lyrebird to the upper panel. 


*Short stories including the Supernatural masterpiece 'All Hallows' about an ancient church overcome with evil and the horror story Mr Kempe about a mad recluse. 

The Connoisseur and Other Stories by Walter De La Mare