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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date June 1, 1971
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486227580
ISBN-10 0486227588
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Eight stories of the supernatural are accompanied by the original illustrations, published in the 1904 edition
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
In the twentieth-century literature of the supernatural, the single most important book, in the opinion of most scholars and enthusiasts, is Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, by Montague Rhodes James. First printed in 1904, it is the landmark book that established the modern horror story. It has been reprinted more times than any other book in this field, and it contains several of the best ghost stories in the English language.
The antiquary here is M. R. James, Provost of Eton, one of the most formidable scholars that England has ever produced, who has drawn upon an unmatched knowledge of the hidden byways of the past to form a series of inimitable stories. Among them are such favorites as "Number Thirteen," "Canon Alberic's Scrap-book," and "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad." Common to all of them is the breath of "the evil that dieth not but lieth in wait."
This edition reprints for the first time in recent years the four original illustrations that James McBride prepared while James was working on this, his first collection.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780559502897 Book cover for 9780836930214 Book cover for 9781557425546
 
from Bibliolife (November 30, 2008); titled "Ghost-stories of an Antiquary"
9780559502897 | details & prices | 292 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $30.99
With James | from Wildside Pr (January 30, 2006)
9781557425546 | details & prices | 128 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $28.95
About: Collected here are eight masterful ghost stories by the great Edwardian writer Montague Rhodes James.
from Ayer Co Pub (February 1, 1977)
9780836930214 | details & prices | 270 pages | List price $16.00
About: The details of horror are almost never explicit, the stories relying on a gentle, bucolic background to emphasise the awfulness of the otherworldly intrusions.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780486227580 Book cover for 9780559502873 Book cover for 9781421990095 Book cover for 9781514883624 Book cover for 9781515098669 Book cover for 9781517310486 Book cover for 9781517423520 Book cover for 9781530277711 Book cover for 9781557425430
 
from Createspace Independent Pub (February 28, 2016)
9781530277711 | details & prices | 120 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.28 in. | List price $6.00
About: Montague Rhodes James (1 August 1862 – 12 June 1936), who used the publication name M.
from Createspace Independent Pub (September 20, 2015)
9781517423520 | details & prices | 120 pages | 5.06 × 7.81 × 0.28 in. | List price $7.99
About: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is the title of M.
from Createspace Independent Pub (September 15, 2015)
9781517310486 | details & prices | 120 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.28 in. | List price $8.99
About: This book is one of the classic book of all time.
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 16, 2015)
9781515098669 | details & prices | 120 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.28 in. | List price $7.99
About: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is the title of M.
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 9, 2015)
9781514883624 | details & prices | 120 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.28 in. | List price $8.99
from Bibliolife (November 30, 2008); titled "Ghost-stories of an Antiquary"
9780559502873 | details & prices | 292 pages | List price $18.99
from Indypublish.Com (March 28, 2006)
9781421990095 | details & prices | 120 pages | List price $44.99
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
With James | from Wildside Pr (January 30, 2006)
9781557425430 | details & prices | 128 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Collected here are eight masterful ghost stories by the great Edwardian writer Montague Rhodes James.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Dover Pubns (June 1, 1971)
9780486227580 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Eight stories of the supernatural are accompanied by the original illustrations, published in the 1904 edition

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