SUB ROSA by Robert Aickman, Introduction by R.B. Russell. Leyburn, North Yorkshire, UK; Tartarus Press; 2010. 1st hardover edition thus.
British short story writer, critic, lecturer and novelist, Robert Aickman is considered by many to be one of the finest modern writers of ghost stories. But Aickman himself referred to his tales as "strange stories", for they are often open to more complex interpretations. The writing is subtle and poetic, presenting us with both psychological and more material terrors. Sub Rosa (first published 1968) is a collection of eight tales "Ravissante", "The Inner Room", "Never Visit Venice", "The Unsettled Dust", "The Houses of the Russians", "No Stronger Than a Flower", "The Cicerones", "Into the Wood".
This edition of Sub Rosal also contains story notes by the author.
Sub Rosa is a sewn hardback of 288+ ix pages, printed lithographically, with silk ribbon marker, head and tailbands, and d/w.
Cover artwork by Stephen J Clark of The Singing Garden.
Publication 31st October 2010. It was launched at the Halifax Ghost Story Festival.
Limited to 350 copies.
Fine in fine dj.
2 COPIES AVAILABLE.