Runcorn / Chester: Rosemary Pardoe, 1986-2001. First Edition. Stapled wraps. Item #32251
A nice run of this fanzine devoted to continuing the M. R. James tradition of ghost story fiction, and to encouraging scholarly research into M. R. James, his themes and his followers. The set includes issues #8, 9, 19 to 33. Contributions by Sheila Hodgson, John Alfred Taylor, Marc McLaughlin, Rhys H. Hughes, A. F. Kidd, Terry Lamsley, David Longhorn, Katherine Haynes, Ian Rodwell, Chico Kidd, Steve Duffy and many others. Articles on M. R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, H. P. Lovecraft, William Fryer Harvey, Ramsey Campbell, ghosts in Medieval Yorkshire, and more. Art by Paul Lowe, Douglas Walters, and others. Two issues have the Haunted Library News leaflet laid in. Issue #8 has some toning along the edges of the covers, issue #9 has very faint residue from a price label on the front cover, the rest are in fine condition. A particularly appealing set. ; Octavo.