Maurice Sandoz. Jacket design and illustrations by Salvador Dali.
Guilford Press. London. [1945/1953?]. First published by Doubleday Doran, New York in 1945. Hardback, octavo; blue cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 111 pages. Frontispiece and 12 b&w plates by Dali. English. 205 x 140mm. 0.35kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; light wear to folds and top edge of jacket, slight soiling to white jacket, not price-clipped; spotting to top- and fore-edge.
A macabre and haunting story by Maurice Sandoz, accompanied by illustrations by Salvador Dali. Sandoz's tale tells of Craven Castle, an isolated Scottish dwelling, its unusual owners and the supernatural experiences of its guests. Dali's surreal illustrations perfectly complement and enhance the text. The artist has provided thirteen line drawings and a striking colour dust jacket. The book was first published in 1945 in America by Doubleday Doran. This British edition is undated but library records suggest it was published in 1953, the same year of the release of the film based on the novel.