On the Edge: Short Stories

De La Mare, Walter. London, 1930. 1st edition. Signed by the author. Limited edition, 257 of 300 copies. Woodcuts by Elizabeth Rivers. Very good.

Collection from the notable author of horror and the fantastic, in a pinkish linen binding. Signed by De La Mare on the limitations page, and including several lovely woodcuts. Spots to the covers; gently torn spine extremities, with bumping to the corners and edge. Exceptionally fine condition interior.

NPG 4142; Walter de la Mare by Sir William Rothenstein
by Sir William Rothenstein, chalk, circa 1929

Walter John de la Mare OM CH (/ˈdɛləˌmɛər/;[1] 25 April 1873 – 22 June 1956) was an English poet, short story writer and novelist. He is probably best remembered for his works for children, for his poem “The Listeners”, and for a highly acclaimed selection of subtle psychological horror stories, amongst them “Seaton’s Aunt” and “All Hallows”.


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