Author: Walter De La Mare
Publisher: London, W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd, 1926
First edition, limited edition of 250 numbered copies signed by the author.
8vo., original cloth backed boards, upper board with gilt block, spine with leather label. A very little browning to cloth, a few pages towards the back a little clumsily opened, with a couple of resulting repaired tears, generally a very good bright copy.
Collects nine stories including "All Hallows," one of de la Mare's best supernatural tales. "Also present is 'Mr. Kempe,' a horror story of a mad recluse near Porlock..." (Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction)
De la Mare's supernatural horror writings were a favourite of H. P. Lovecraft, who in his classic study Supernatural Horror in Literature remarked that "he is able to put into his occasional fear-studies a keen potency which only a rare master can achieve", especially praising his short stories "Seaton's Aunt", "The Tree", "Out of the Deep", "Mr Kempe", "A Recluse" and "All Hallows", along with his novel The Return.