By Joan Butler [Robert William Alexander]
London   Stanley Paul & Co.
7.5" by 5" 192pp.
A first edition of this vanishingly scarce novel surrounding the supernatural, written by Robert William Alexander under the pseudonym Joan Butler.
By Joan Butler [Robert William Alexander]

1945 Low Spirits

London   Stanley Paul & Co.
7.5" by 5" 192pp.
A first edition of this vanishingly scarce novel surrounding the supernatural, written by Robert William Alexander under the pseudonym Joan Butler.
£150.00
: 0.5kgs / : 904Q42

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Description

First Edition, Original Binding, Very Scarce, With Dustwrapper

The first edition. Dated using Jisc from copies of the work held at the British Library.

Bound in the publisher's original cloth, with the original, unclipped dust wrapper. Very scarce to see, particularly with dust wrapper.

Written by Robert William Alexander under the pseudonym of Joan Butler. Alexander used this pen name for his satirical style, which echoed other much loved authors such as P. G. Wodehouse and Thorne Smith.

'Low Spirits' tells the mysterious and supernatural story of the ghost of Mistress Joanna Horton, an unlamented witch who stalks the grounds of Spoule Abbey. Present owner Tony Horton seems to accept her presence, however his fiancee Marjorie does not share this sentiment and sets about snooping to uncover the mystery.

Condition

Bound in the publisher's original cloth, with the original, unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, very good indeed, with slight bumping to the extremities. A little fading to the spine and extremities with a patch of discolouration to the head of the spine. Dust wrapper is very good, with light edge wear and the odd tear, with a little loss to the head of the spine. Light sunning to the spine, with light marking and a small tide mark to the front panel. Internally, firmly bound with bright, clean pages.

Very Good Indeed

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