The Haunted Station
The Haunted Station

NISBET, Hume. The Haunted Station.

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"Was I falling asleep, or being mesmerized by this homicidal lunatic?"

NISBET, Hume The Haunted Station London, F.V White & Co., 1894.

8vo. Original green cloth, decorated in red to upper and lower covers, and gilt to spine; pp. [4], ii, [2], 314, [2]; some fading to covers and minor wear, occasional foxing throughout and offset to endpapers, clear text and binding sound, a very good copy of a scarce book.
First edition. Collected short stories from writer of supernatural horror Hume Nesbit. Nesbit was fond of ghoulish supernatural themes driving ordinary people to desperate (and usually tragic ends). The stories in this volume include "The Demon Spell," "A Face at the Window" and "The Odic Touch", amongst others. The eponymous Haunted Station is counted amongst his most popular stories, and is frequently reprinted in horror anthologies. Nesbit was also a keen artist (though he enjoyed less popular success in this field) and he provided the frontispiece for this volume, which depicts a haunted moonlit seascape from the story "An Ocean Dream". Ghost stories from this period are enduringly popular, and appear only infrequently in good condition.

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