Fear Walks The Night: The Complete Ghost Stories Of Frederick Cowles (presentation copy to Hugh Lamb + postcards from Doris Cowles).

By: Cowles, Frederick

Price: £295.00

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Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Collects sixty-one stories including those published in THE HORROR OF ABBOT'S GRANGE (1936) and THE NIGHT WIND HOWLS (1938), two collections of supernatural fiction in the M. R. Jamesian tradition that rank amongst the rarest books in the genre, plus the seventeen stories comprising a third collection, FEAR WALKS THE NIGHT, that remained unpublished at the author's death in 1948. Includes a foreword by Richard Dalby, introduction by Cowles, and afterword by Neil Bell. Illustrated by Andrew King. LIMITED EDITION: 250 numbered copies printed. This is no 10. Reprinted (and reset) by Ash-Tree Press a few years later as THE NIGHT WIND HOWLS (itself now an uncommon book). PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED AND DATED AT TIME OF PUBLICATION FROM RICHARD DALBY TO FELLOW UK HORROR EDITOR HUGH LAMB/''for Hugh Lamb, pioneer anthologist & 'discoverer' of Frederick Cowles 20 years ago - this book would have stayed buried forever without your diligence and exploration, best wishes from Richard Dalby, Christmas 1993''. With Hugh Lamb's signature and date (Christmas 93) on the same page. At the end of Richard Dalby's introduction he writes/...''We give special thanks to Michael Cowles for allowing us to reprint all his father's memorable ghost stories; Hugh Lamb for his pioneering work in reviving Frederick Cowles (and so many unjustly neglected authors in the genre) twenty years ago: and Andrew Smith for contributing his tremendously atmospheric illustrations''. Laid in are half a dozen Chrismas cards and postcards to Hugh Lamb from the author's widow Doris Cowles, culminating in a short letter to Hugh from her son in 1991 informing him that his mother had passed away. In one Christmas card Doris Cowles writes/''I hear from Mary Danby that you have been looking after my interests! Many thanks'', presumably refering to Hugh Lamb's efforts in bringing the author's stories back into print.

Title: Fear Walks The Night: The Complete Ghost Stories Of Frederick Cowles (presentation copy to Hugh Lamb + postcards from Doris Cowles).

Author Name: Cowles, Frederick

Categories: Current Catalogue,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Ghost Story Press: London.: 1993.

ISBN Number: 0952049236

ISBN Number 13: 9780952049234

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Seller ID: 02072