Middleton, Jessie Adelaide. The Grey Ghost Book [with] Another Grey Ghost Book

(With a Chapter on Prophetic Dreams, and a Note on Vampires).

London: Eveleigh Nash, 1915, 1914..

Uniform Editions. 8vo. 2 vols. [Technically making, I believe, the Grey Ghost Book a first thus, and Another Grey Ghost Book the true first edition...bookselling, one long glamorous party]. Publisher’s grey cloth titled in black and gilt, both very good copies, a tad bumped and scuffed here and there, and a little sunned to the spines, but respectable nevertheless. Two collections of “True” ghost stories and anecdotes of the supernatural and weird, including interactions with spirits and clairvoyance, vengeful phantoms, the legend of The House in Berkeley Square (a real house until recently occupied by the venerable bookselling firm of Maggs Brothers, on can only wonder if the took the ghosts with them when they moved), and the aforementioned note on Vampires which references the Meducgna disinterments of 1732 which apparently disclosed a veritable colony of vampires in the town’s cemetery.

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