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HARVEY, William Fryer.
Midnight House and Other Tales.

pp. v, (i), 243, (i). Original boards, paper spine label, now worn with slight loss, spine a bit worn at ends and edges, some foxing at the ends but little inbetween, joints firm.

*Very scarce in this edition and binding. HARVEY (1885-1937), graduated in medicine at Leeds but did not practice due to his ill-health. As a practising Quaker in World War I he initially joined the Friends' Ambulance Unit, but later served as a surgeon-lieutenant in the Royal Navy. Before the war he had shown interest in adult education, on the staff of the Working Men's College, Fircroft, Selly Oak, Birmingham. He returned to Fircroft in 1920, becoming Warden, but by 1925 ill-health forced his retirement. The above title was his first book of short stories, mostly horror and macabre, a genre that he continued to elaborate until he died in 1937. It contains one of his best known, 'August Heat'.

J. M. Dent and Sons. London.

Date Published: 1910.

Stock No. 65000

Price: 300.00