First edition, first printing published in 1920 by C Arthur Pearson, London. 

Condition: Good, 252pp + adverts. Publisher's original pink cloth with blind stamped titles and floral motifs, black stamped titles to the spine. Cheap, slender post-war production, these books rarely survive in any condition and are consequently very scarce. Rubbing to the edges and extremeties, spine has faded pale and is worn along the hinges, with a couple of tiny splits to the cloth.  Internal hinges are rather fragile, but block/binding is holding, pages are uniformly toned but tightly bound.


*Weird short stories including the excellent THE HAUNTING OF LOW FENNEL. An occult detective investigates a haunted house discovering it is built upon a long barrow. The house can be permeated from below by an effluvium which causes the inhabitants to slide nude along the floor their faces contorted into evil expressions. Also includes CURSE OF A THOUSAND KISSES, THE BLUE MONKEY, THE MASTER OF HOLLOW GRANGE and others. 

The Haunting of Low Fennel by Sax Rohmer