AYLMER VANCE: GHOST-SEER / Ash Tree Press Occult Detectives Series # 1 (The Invader; The Stranger; Lady Green-Sleeves; The Fire Unquenchable; The Vampire; The Boy of Blackstock; The Indissoluble Bond; The Fear )

By: Askew, Alice and Claude; Edited By Jack Adrian / Ash Tree Press

Price: $65.93

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-----------hardcover, a Fine copy in a Fine dustjacket, looks and feels new, an unread copy, ---"Among the popular husband-and-wife writing teams in the years before the First World War were Alice and Claude Askew. Like A.M. Burrage, another prolific contributor to the many newspapers and magazines which flourished in the first three decades of the century, the Askews turned their hands to many different types of tale, concentrating on novels and series of linked stories. Only once did they turn their talents to a purely supernatural theme; and the result was the creation of Aylmer Vance: Ghost-Seer. --Vance, like such predecessors as Hodgson’s Carnacki and Blackwood’s John Silence, is able to delve deeply into mysteries which remain impenetrable to most. In these eight stories, we see Vance and his companion Dexter probing such mysteries as the origin of ‘The Vampire’, the truth behind the legend of ‘The Boy of Blackstock’, and the horrifying basis of ‘The Fear’ which infects all those who live in Camplin Castle. Although the stories bear comparison with Burrage’s supernatural tales, only one has appeared in book form; the rest have remained hidden since their original publication in 1914. --Aylmer Vance: Ghost Seer is the first in Ash-Tree Press’s Occult Detectives Library, a sequence of rare and previously unpublished in book form series culled from the classic fiction magazines of seventy or more years ago. Each volume is complete in itself and is edited and introduced by Jack Adrian. --Contents: Introduction by Jack Adrian; ‘The Invader’; ‘The Stranger’; ‘Lady Green-Sleeves’; ‘The Fire Unquenchable’; ‘The Vampire’; ‘The Boy of Blackstock’; ‘The Indissoluble Bond’; ‘The Fear’.", any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED///

Title: AYLMER VANCE: GHOST-SEER / Ash Tree Press Occult Detectives Series # 1 (The Invader; The Stranger; Lady Green-Sleeves; The Fire Unquenchable; The Vampire; The Boy of Blackstock; The Indissoluble Bond; The Fear )

Author Name: Askew, Alice and Claude; Edited By Jack Adrian / Ash Tree Press

Illustrator: Deborah McMillion-Nering Cover Art

Categories: Horror,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ashcroft, BC (previously Pennyffordd. Chester, UK ): Ash Tree Press / AshTree, 1998, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1998

ISBN Number: 1899562486

ISBN Number 13: 9781899562480

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Fine (see description)

Type: NOT Price Clipped

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 162837

Keywords: Ashtree Press