Laing, Alexander. The Haunted Omnibus.
Laing, Alexander (Editor); Ward, Lynd (Illustrator). The Haunted Omnibus.
London: Cassell and Co., 1937.
First UK Edition. 8vo. 848pp. Publisher’s black cloth titled in silver gilt to spine, some bumping to spine ends, small dint to front board, otherwise a very good strong copy, this book is built upon monumental lines, and is here to stay. In a clean and bright example of the seldom seen cream dustjacket, light fraying to extremities, small losses to spine ends. Very handsome. A rather fabulous compendium of truly great stories from, well, just about everyone; from May Sinclair and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, to James, Machen, Poe, and Pliny The Elder. Copiously illustrated throughout by Lind Ward, who had several collaborations with Alexander Laing, including the utterly fabulous and upsettingly elusive “Cadaver of Gideon Wick”