Summers, Montague. THE GRIMOIRE AND OTHER SUPERNATURAL STORIES. London: The Fortune Press, n.d. [1956?] Long introduction by Summers.
Pioneering collection, with a notable introduction on the Gothic and the supernatural, including Polidori’s “The Vampyre”, tales by J. S. Le Fanu, as well as the excellent title story by Summers. d’Arch Smith, Summers (1983) B30; d’Arch Smith, Handlist, 536 Original black cloth, gilt stamped spine. 295 pp.
Neat prior owner’s signature dated 1956 to f.f.e.; f.f.e and rear free ednpaper also have faint residual tapemarks. Deckle edged pages are evenly toned but otherwise clean and unmarked. Very scarce.