London: Hutchinson, no date . [Strage Tales / Macabre] Part of Hutchinson's Booklover's Library (No.14). First edition in this format. Octavo (18 x 12cm), pp.288; , advertisements. Publisher's oatmeal cloth lettered in blue, green dust-wrapper priced at 2s. Two neat stamps (name and date) to flyleaf else a lovely clean copy in a crisp, near fine jacket, with increased wartime price label affixed. A most uncommon survival. Edward Frederic [Fred] Benson was an English novelist, and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson. Chiefly remembered for his melodramas, he also dabbled in chillers and tales of horror and even wrote his own vampire story 'Mrs Amworth' (1923). Item #55765
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