Thou shalt not suffer a witch and other stories 1949 First Edition ~Dorothy K Haynes ~illustrated by Mervyn Peake ~macabre ~Tom-Gallon Award


Title: Thou shalt not suffer a witch and other stories

Author: Dorothy K. Haynes
Illustrator: Mervyn Peake

Description: First Edition. Cream-colored cloth with burgundy lettering on spine and corner-vignette on front cover. Edge along foot of front board is lightly dust stained. Interior is clean and unmarked. Eight full-page illustrations by Mervyn Peake. pp. viii, 200. Dust jacket has chip to bottom edge of front panel; bit of minor chipping at spine ends and corners; not price clipped; light general soiling; a few pieces of reinforcing tape on reverse side; in an archival mylar sleeve.

Scottish supernatural/horror writer Dorothy K. Haynes' second book, a collection of short stories which includes the 1947 Tom-Gallon Award-winner, ''The Head.'' From the description on the front flap, these stories ''have a vivid, hallucinatory quality which owes nothing to the nursery books. In their subtle elaboration of detail and the brooding sense of horror which they evoke, Miss Haynes has explored a new vein of the macabre, to which Mervyn Peake's illustrations form the perfect complement.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Methuen & Co.
Place: London
Year: 1949

Keywords: Mervyn Peake, Tom-Gallon Award,

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