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THE PURCELL PAPERS J. Sheridan LeFanu 1st HC

Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1975. Hard Cover. Very Fine/Very Fine. First Edition. 4288 copies printed.Montague Rhodes James wrote of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu that he stands absolutely in the first rank as a writer of ghost stories. This second Arkham House collection, following Green Tea and Other Ghost Stories, virtually completes the reprinting of all but Le Fanu s novel-length tales of the supernatural. The book includes an introduction by August Derleth, and these stories: The Purcell Papers, The Child That Went with the Fairies, The White Cat of Drumgunniol, Ghost Stories of Chapelizod, Stories of Lough Guir, A Night in the Bell Inn, The Dead Sexton, The Legend of Dunblane, and The Mysterious Lodger. Jacket by Frank Utpatel.