Four Ghost Stories
San Francisco: Sign of the Interplayers, 1951. Blue paper wrap, pastedown title, fine paper, deckled edges. 29 pages. First limited edition. No. 51 of 150 copies. Very good.
Including "The Ghost in the Manor House," "The Ghost We Never Saw," "Death of a Good Cook," and "Nightmare."
"It is assumed that behind the manifestation ghost existed a human being. That same assumption holds good for books: behind the book the author. Why does the ghost behave as he does? What happened? When? Where? Who? So great is our curiousity, alas so frequently unsastisfied, that we want two books: not only what an apparition does but how it came about. Mystery is a wonderful thing but it must be used sparingly."