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[HARTLEY, Christine.] THOMSON, Christine Campbell (ed.)

Nightmare By Daylight.

Published: London: Selwyn & Blount, [1936]

Stock code: 103417

Price: £400

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First edition, first impression, signed by Robert Bloch on the front free endpaper. Bloch (1917-1994) was a prolific American fiction writer, and is notable as the author of Psycho, the basis for Hitchcock’s film of the same name. This anthology of horror stories contains the story Empty Stockings, written by Hartley under her other pseudonym, Flavia Richardson.

Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front board black. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, spine and board edges faded, front hinge starting but text block tight, endpapers faintly foxed. A very good copy in the jacket with sunned spine, some shallow shallow chips and rubbing to extremities, short closed tear to head of spine.

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