"A ghost for every occasion…ghosts at work, and ghosts at play…gay ghosts, comic ghosts…ghosts who go on strike and old fashioned skeletons-in-the-closet."
JAGENDORF, Moritz. 20 Non-Royalty One-Act Ghost Plays. New York, Greenburg, 1946.
8vo. Original red cloth with a theatrical mask design to upper cover in black, titled to spine, with dust wrapper decorated in black, white and red; pp. x, 308; a very good copy, dust wrapper retaining bright red accents, with some rubbing to the edges and minor light wear.
First edition. A collection of small plays on the supernatural, including "The Dilly Dehaunting Agency", "Two Ghosts are Better Than One," and "Camp Ghost" and featuring such names as "Sophronisba", "Great-Great-Great-Grandmother Gerhart" and "Montmorency". The juxtaposition of the adorable "Good Ghosts" (in which MOTHER GHOST takes care of SCARY THE BABY GHOST) and the casual racism of "The Indignant Ghost" almost gave me whiplash, but I suppose "20 non-royalty slightly racist one act ghost plays" doesn't have quite the same ring to it.