M.R. James – A Warning to the Curious and Other Stories – First Edition 1925

mr james a warning to the curious and other stories 1st ed1

M.R. James – A Warning to the Curious and Other Stories – First Edition 1925

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£1,250.00

A first edition, first printing published by Arnold in 1925. A very good book. Spine edge fraying. Corners nice and sharp. No inscriptions. Some light spotting to the page block.
The lead story is of Paxton, an antiquarian and archaeologist who holidays in “Seaburgh” (a disguised version of Aldeburgh, Suffolk) and inadvertently stumbles across one of the three lost crowns of East Anglia, which legendarily protect the country from invasion. Upon digging up the crown, Paxton is stalked by its supernatural guardian. Written a few years after the end of the First World War, “A Warning to the Curious” ranks as one of M. R. James’s bleakest stories.

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A first edition, first printing published by Arnold in 1925. A very good book. Spine edge fraying. Corners nice and sharp. No inscriptions. Some light spotting to the page block.
The lead story is of Paxton, an antiquarian and archaeologist who holidays in “Seaburgh” (a disguised version of Aldeburgh, Suffolk) and inadvertently stumbles across one of the three lost crowns of East Anglia, which legendarily protect the country from invasion. Upon digging up the crown, Paxton is stalked by its supernatural guardian. Written a few years after the end of the First World War, “A Warning to the Curious” ranks as one of M. R. James’s bleakest stories.