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    [Horror & Supernatural]. Trio of LIMITED Short Story Collections. Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press. Titles include: D[orothy] K[athleen] Broster. Couching at the Door: Strange and Macabre Stories, 2001. Edited, with an Introduction, by Jack Adrian. First printing of the enlarged edition. Limited to 600 copies plus a few extras for legal deposit purposes. [and:] [Edward] Harold Begbie. The Amazing Dreams of Andrew Latter, 2002. Edited by Jack Adrian. First edition. Limited to 500 copies plus a few extras for legal deposit purposes. [and:] K[ate O'Brien Ryall] Prichard and Hesketh [Vernon] Prichard. The Experiences of Flaxman Low, 2003. Edited by Jack Adrian. New edition. Limited to 500 copies plus a few extras for legal deposit and contract purposes. Three octavos, cloth. Fine copies in fine dust jackets.

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    Couching at the Door: Strange and Macabre. The Ash-Tree edition collects the contents of COUCHING AT THE DOOR (1942), the weird tales from A FIRE OF DRIFTWOOD (1932) and "The Taste of Pomegranates," a previously uncollected tale, with an introduction by editor Jack Adrian. See Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 4-27.

    The Amazing Dreams of Andrew Latter. The fourth volume in Ash-Tree's "Occult Detectives Library." Begbie was a polemical journalist in the early 1900s. In 1904 he wrote this series of six detective stories for LONDON MAGAZINE about a sort of dreamland/parallel universe.

    The Experiences of Flaxman Low. Collects the twelve Flaxman Low psychic detective ghost stories first published in PEARSON'S MAGAZINE in 1898 and 1899. New introduction by editor Jack Adrian. The first book edition of these stories, GHOSTS: BEING THE EXPERIENCES OF FLAXMAN LOW  (1899), is rare and only six of the stories were collected in the rather shoddy wartime 1916 reprint edition. This new Ash-Tree press edition is quite welcome, as the 1993 Ghost Story Press facsimile edition is long out of print and now commands a substantial sum when offered for sale. "Probably the first important adventures of an occult detective, if Le Fanu's Dr. Hesselius is momentarily overlooked." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 799. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 151. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-85. Bleiler (1978), p. 99. Reginald 11896.

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