Christine Campbell Thomson, ed. Two "Not at Night" First Editions, including: Switch on the Light; Nightmare By Daylight. London: Selwyn and Blount, [n.d., 1931-1936].
    First hardcover editions. Two twelvemo volumes.

    Red cloth with black titles on spine and front cover. Some wear on bindings. Switch on the Light has moderate wear along the spine, which is somewhat loose at the front hinge, and some foxing in the paper. Overall very good. No dust jackets. Switch on the Light and Nightmare By Daylight were numbers six and eleven, respectively, in the British "Not at Night" series of horror stories published by Selwyn and Blount. Authors include August Derleth, H. P. Lovecraft, Oscar Cook, and Flavia Richardson (the editor's pseudonym). Intended as a one-time publication, the "Not at Night" series eventually included eleven volumes and an omnibus edition between 1925 and 1937. From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.

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