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Carnacki the Ghost Finder
William Hope Hodgson. London: Eveleigh Nash. 1913
First edition. Spine of book a little darkened, top corners of spine show wear, binding and book’s edges dust soiled, old unused book plate on front free-endpaper, a few page corners creased, a few small stains and some light foxing on pages otherwise very good.
B-A Note: If you are interested, MJ Starling has recorded several, if not all, of the Carnacki stories. I enjoy them - definitely worth a listen. (As with all Tumblrs, it begins at the end - the first recording is at the bottom of page 3. Also available free on ITunes.) He’s currently broadcasing WHH’s “The Hog”, which I have not yet begun listening to, but probably will soon.