New York: Looking Glass Library / Distributed by Random House, Inc., 1959. Edward Gorey. Early Reprint of First Edition. Pictorial cloth. Small 8vo (7 1/2" x 5 1/8"), maroon-&-purple pictorial cloth with B&W Edward Gorey illustrations & white lettering on spine and front cover; its ghostly moon-lit art replicated on front and rear of dust jacket (unclipped with "$1.95" price on flap) by Gorey; contains 12 ghost stories by notable authors (Algernon Blackwood, Charles Dickens, Robt Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Wilkie Collins, M.R. James, and others), each having a full-title page B&W delineation by Edward Gorey, 311 pages +  About the Authors / About the Edition +  Ads for Looking Glass Editions on pp.315-16. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #4209
Edward St. John Gorey (1925 – 2000) was an American writer and artist noted for more than 100 illustrated books. His characteristic pen-and-ink drawings often depict vaguely unsettling narrative scenes in Victorian and Edwardian settings, and live on in the Intro to Masterpiece Theater and its coffee mugs.
Condition: Generally SUPERIOR: cloth is tight, without annotations, though rubbed and with a bump on the upper right corner. The dust jacket is quite clean and bright with rubbing to its extremities (most notably at corners, head & foot of spine) and a few small nicks (mainly along the top rear panel). Overall Very Good or VG Plus.