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    L[ionel] T[homas] C[aswell] Rolt. Sleep No More: Twelve Stories of the Supernatural. London: Constable, [1948]. First edition. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] vii [viii] 1-162, original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in black. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of wear at spine ends and corner tips and dust soiling, mainly to rear panel.

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    "Supernatural tales, traditional in theme and treatment, somewhat after the manner of M. R. James. Rolt has a distinctive flair, however, for the uncanny imagery, particularly in an industrial setting; 'The Mine' and 'Hawley Bank Foundry' demonstrate this to good effect." - Robert Knowlton. "An exceptionally original collection of ghost stories ... Rolt had the special talent of combining folkloric spontaneity with artful sophistication." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 355. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 156. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-170. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1415. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992).



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