THE DOOR OF THE UNREAL, G. Biss TRUE 1st/1st British Ed. 1919 Werewolf Occult
THE DOOR OF THE UNREAL by Gerald Biss, TRUE 1st/1st British Edition, 1919 HC Werewolf Occult — VERY RARE
Publisher: Eveleigh Nash & Grayson Ltd, London (1919)
Exceedingly scarce, first British edition and first printing (1919) of "The Door of the Unreal" by Edwin Gerald Biss, a well known suspense and horror writer from the first quarter of the 20th century. He was praised by H.P. Lovecraft in his reviews, and well noted in other publications. In overall very good condition. The blue cloth boards and binding are solid and tight save for sunning to the spine and light shelf-wear. Boards are blindstamped with ruling on the front. 254 pages. The pages are crisp and clean and free of interior markings, save for some toning to the third page and the last blank page. A highly scarce first British edition copy of werewolf supernatural horror by a well published and noted author who died at the age of 46.
The Door of the Unreal novel, first published in Britain by Eveleigh Nash in
1919, was praised by H.P. Lovecraft in his Supernatural Horror in
Literature (1945). He is highly noted in The
Guide to Supernatural Fiction, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 34
(recording the British first printing) and The Penguin
Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 36.