TALES OF MYSTERY AND HORROR - Maurice Level, 1st Ed 1920 - GOTHIC HORROR
TALES OF MYSTERY AND HORROR
Book Details + Condition: First U.S. edition. Checkered cloth boards; 303 pages with four illustrated plates. Collection of26 stories translated from the French by Alys Eyre Macklin, with an introduction by H.B. Irving. Published the same year in Britain as CRISES. "Level inherited the mantle of Villiers de l'Isle Adam as a master of the conte cruel, though he was a less subtle exponent of the art; several of his stories were adapted for the stage by the notorious Grand Guignol Theater in Paris, and his ghoulish twists are unparalleled, save perhaps by Robert Bloch." Tight binding; bumped and rubbed corners and edges; shelfwear to boards with spots of fading and general wear; a few small tears to page edges (due to type of fragile paper used); text is clean and unmarked save small inked price (etc) on inside front board.