The Old House and Other Tales

The Old House and Other Tales

Sologub, Feodor (Pseudonym of Fyodor Kuzmich Teternikov); Translated by John Cournos

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Martin Secker
Date Published: 1915
Edition: First UK edition
Binding: Hardcover
Book Id: 39195


294; 15pp. Duodecimo [19.5 cm] Olive green cloth over boards with the title stamped in black ink on the spine and front cover, and embossed borders on the front cover. Publisher's green top stain. Fore and bottom edges deckled. Fifteen page catalogue of books from Martin Secker at the rear. Good only. Ex-library. The boards and spine are mildly stained. There are numerous short splits in the cloth at the ends of the spine, and the spine is darkened. The spine ends and corners of the covers are gently bumped, and the underlying boards are exposed at the bottom fore edge corners. The endsheets have a label and pocket. There is a 4" closed tear on p. 157 that has been neatly glued. The text block is beginning to crack in a couple of areas, however it is still very sturdy. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle, with his notes in pencil on the front free endsheet.


Short stories, many supernatural, such as The Uniter of Souls, The Invoker of the Beast, and The White Dog. Scarce.