The Cosy Room And Other Stories.

By: Machen, Arthur

Price: £195.00

Quantity: 1 available

Grading: Green lettering on spine dulled, cloth a a little marked and soiled, fore-edges a little browned, a VG copy (lacking the dustjacket).


''First published March 1936'' on the copyright page. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-267 [268], original pink-brown cloth, spine panel lettered in green, top edge stained green. A collection of essays, mystically poetic fragments, and supernatural tales. A very uncommon UK hardcover.

''a collection of Arthur Machens short stories curated by John Gawsworth (aka Fytton Armstrong) in 1936. As well as exhuming some very early tales published in the first half of the 1890s, Gawsworth included Machens decadent prose poems from Ornaments in Jade, and later work commissioned by Lady Cynthia Asquith for collections such as The Ghost Book (1926) and Shudders (1929). Among other curious items, The Cosy Room collected The Islington Mystery, an account of the likely murder of a taxidermists wife by her husband; but the highlight of the collection is N, the only original contribution to The Cosy Room, and perhaps the most interesting and thought-provoking story of Arthur Machens later career - a distillation of many ideas he had previously explored, but they are perhaps more perfectly expressed in this tale than in any other''.

Title: The Cosy Room And Other Stories.

Author Name: Machen, Arthur

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Rich & Cowan: London.: 1936.

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Green lettering on spine dulled, cloth a a little marked and soiled, fore-edges a little browned, a VG copy (lacking the dustjacket).

Seller ID: 41202