London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. 1968. 2nd impression. Hardcover. [nice-looking copy, minimal shelfwear to book, light soiling to top of text block; jacket lightly sun-browned at spine, faint soiling]. "14 new stories of the macabre," specifically: "The Cicerones" by Robert Aickman; "Episode on Cain Street" by Joseph Payne Brennan; "The Cellars" by J. Ramsey Campbell; "The Man Who Rode the Trains" by Paul A. Carter; "A Handful of Silver" by Mary Elizabeth Counselman; "Denkirch" by David Drake; "The Wild Man of the Sea" by William Hope Hodgson; "The Unpleasantness at Carver House" by Carl Jacobi; "The Terror of Anerley House School" by Margery Lawrence; "The Horror from the Middle Span" by H.P. Lovecraft (completed by Derleth, hence qualifying as "new"); "Not There" by John Metcalfe; "Family Tree" by Frank D. Thayer, Jr.; "Death of a Bumblebee" by H. Russell Wakefield; "The Crater" by Donald Wandrei. The Campbell story has an interesting setting: "swinging Liverpool, in the world of pop singers." . (Inventory #: 24505)
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