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    [Horror & Supernatural]. Trio of LIMITED Short Story Collections. Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press. Titles include: Thomas Graham Jackson. Six Ghost Stories, 1999. Later edition. With an introduction by Richard Dalby. [and:] A[rthur] T[homas] Quiller-Couch. The Horror on the Stair and Other Weird Tales, 2000. First edition. Edited, with an Introduction, by S. T. Joshi. [and:] R[obert] Murray Gilchrist. The Basilisk and Other Tales of Dread, 2003. First edition. Edited, with an Introduction by John Pelan & Christopher Roden. Limited to 500 copies plus a few extras for legal deposit purposes. Three octavos, cloth. Fine copies in fine dust jackets.

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    Six Ghost Stories. Reprints the stories collected in the 1919 John Murray edition with new introduction by Dalby. Six supernatural tales, four of which follow the literary conventions for the ghost story formulated by M. R. James. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-103. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 892. Bleiler (1978), p. 108. Reginald 07751.

    The Horror on the Stair and Other Weird Tales. Collects twenty-six stories, most following revised texts prepared by Quiller-Couch for the "Duchy Edition" of his works published by J. M. Dent in 1928-1929.

    The Basilisk and Other Tales of Dread. A protege of W. E. Henley, Gilchrist moved on to naturalist studies after the turn of the century, not unlike his contemporary Vincent O'Sullivan, who shared his obsessions with death and supernatural retribution. His work was revived by Hugh Lamb in his fine Victorian ghost anthologies published in the 1970s. Much of Gilchrist's horror fiction was collected in THE STONE DRAGON (1894), a collection of fin-de-siecle historical romances, decadent and stylishly morbid in tone, "which is dazzling, eccentric, and, unfortunately,  rare ... Gilchrist is a neglected master of horror who deserves revival." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 171. The Ash-Tree Press collection brings together all of Gilchrist's known weird fiction, those published in THE STONE DRAGON, as well as five from LORDS AND LADIES (1903), two from A PEAKLAND FAGGOT (1926), and "The Crimson Weaver" from THE YELLOW BOOK and "The Lover's Ordeal" from THE LONDON MAGAZINE, June 1905. 

     



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