WREN, Percival Christopher

Dew and Mildew. Semi-detached stories from Karabad, India

London: Longmans, Green and Co.. 1912.

Presentation copy. First edition. 8vo. 192x130mm. pp. viii, 424. Original green cloth, title and author stamped in dark green on upper cover, lettered in gilt to spine. Minor shelfwear and very slight rubbing to joints. Foxing, heavy at the beginning and end but otherwise in very good condition. Front free endpaper is inscribed: "To Miss L.E.Shovelier from her respectful adviser, brother-in-law, & guide, the Author P.Wren. May 1914".
Dew and Mildew is Wren first work of fiction, a collection of linked but separate short stories (hence semi-detached) of the supernatural at the heart of which is a haunted bungalow by the alarming name of Sudden-Death Lodge.

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