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BLACKWOOD, Algernon.

BLACKWOOD, Algernon.

Rare books by Algernon Blackwood, including first editions and signed first editions of Shocks!, The Wendigo, and The Willows.

Algernon Henry Blackwood (14 March 1869 – 10 December 1951), was an English writer, and one of the most prolific writers of ghost stories in the history of the genre. Novella “The Willows” is one of Blackwood’s best known works, and is often cited as hugely influential to later writers, including horror author H.P. Lovecraft.

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  1. The Empty House,
    BLACKWOOD, Algernon. The Empty House,

    London : 1906

    First edition, first impression, of the author's first book. Blackwood was "the leading British writer of supernatural fiction during the Edwardian and Georgian periods", Bleiler stating that "no one else has come closer to expressing the ineffable". Although WorldCat locates twenty copies in America, Library Hub lists only four copies in the UK (BL,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139008

  2. 137183comp
    BLACKWOOD, Algernon. The Listener and Other Stories.

    London : 1907

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed "S. E. P. from A. B. Nov. 1907" to front pastedown. The Listener is Blackwood's second collection of supernatural fiction and focuses on stories of haunted houses. The collection includes the classic story "The Willows". Learn More

    Stock Code: 137183

  3. A Prisoner in Fairyland.
    BLACKWOOD, Algernon. A Prisoner in Fairyland.


    First edition, first impression. The sequel to The Education of Uncle Paul which was first published in 1909. Blackwood became "Uncle Paul" to children in his own family and those of his friends. He delighted in having the fun of the children without the responsibility. Blackwood was of the opinion that children, like animals, had not lost their instinctive... Learn More

    Stock Code: 47471

  4. 110318
    BLACKWOOD, Algernon. Ancient Sorceries.

    London : [1927]

    First edition, first impression. Uncommon in the jacket. Learn More

    Stock Code: 110318

  5. Shocks!
    BLACKWOOD, Algernon. Shocks!

    London : 1935

    First edition, first impression, of Blackwood's "last full-scale original collection" (Ashley, p. 370), a gathering of fifteen short stories of the supernatural, by one of the masters of the genre. Bleiler singles out "A Threefold Cord", "Chemical" and "The Land of Green Ginger" as the best of the group and remarks that "Blackwood seems to have been... Learn More

    Stock Code: 126704

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