Madam Julia's Tale and Other Queer Stories
London: Victor Gollancz, 1932. 8vo, 288 pp, bound in red cloth titled in black. Lacking the rare dust jacket.
First edition of this collection of supernatural fiction by the editor, novelist and associate of Rose Macaulay, with whom she hosted an influential salon in London. Her fiction sometimes dealt with lesbian themes. The collection includes a foreward describing, in a matter of fact way, her belief in, and encounters with ghosts. This collection includes the superb supernatural story The Pattern, which was admired by Mary Butts.
Scarce in the trade.
Light strip of sunning to upper extremities, faint toning to endpapers, but a sturdy, very good example lacking the dust jacket. Item #28673