Title: A Warning to the Curious

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Title: A Warning to the Curious Title Record # 74704
Author: M. R. James
Date: 1925-08-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: First published in The London Mercury, August 1925.
Synopsis: The last of three buried crowns which prevent England from being invaded by sea has been dug up and must be returned to its resting place.
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Year Title
1925 A Warning to the Curious [as by Montague Rhodes James]
Year Language Title
2016 German Eine Warnung für die Neugierigen

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories 1925-00-00 M. R. James Edward Arnold   5/- 199 hc coll  
A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories 1925-00-00 Montague Rhodes James Edward Arnold   5/- 200 hc coll  
The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1931-00-00 M. R. James Edward Arnold   8/6 xii+
647
hc coll  
The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1931-00-00 M. R. James Longmans, Green and Co.     xii+
647
hc coll  
50 Years of Ghost Stories 1935-00-00 ed. uncredited Hutchinson   2/6 ix+
702
hc anth  
A Century of Ghost Stories 1936-00-00 ed. uncredited Hutchinson   3/6 1013 hc anth  
Best Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1944-00-00 M. R. James World Publishing Co. (A Tower Mystery)   $0.49 319 hc coll  
Best Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1944-07-00 M. R. James World Publishing Co. (A Tower Mystery)   $0.49 319 hc coll Checkmark
Avon Fantasy Reader, No. 4, 1947 1947-09-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim Avon Book Co.   $0.35 132 digest mag Checkmark
Best Tales of Terror 2 1965-12-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber   18/- 224 hc anth  
Shapes of the Supernatural 1969-00-00 ed. Seon Manley, Gogo Lewis Doubleday 0-385-04116-0 $5.95 371 hc anth Paul Covington Checkmark
Let's Talk of Graves 1970-00-00 ed. uncredited Hutchinson     318 hc anth  
The Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1974-00-00 M. R. James Edward Arnold 0-7131-5757-7   vii+
647
hc coll  
The Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1975-00-00 M. R. James St. Martin's Press   $15.00 vii+
647
hc coll  
Ghosts in Country Villages 1983-05-00 ed. Denys Val Baker William Kimber 0-7183-0209-5 £6.50 189 hc anth Ionicus  
The Penguin Complete Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1984-00-00 M. R. James Penguin Books 0-14-009017-7 £ 362 tp coll  
Chamber of Horrors 1984-00-00 ed. uncredited Octopus Books 0-7064-2053-5 £2.99 349 hc anth Stuart Bodek Checkmark
Ghost Tour 1984-05-00 ed. Peter Haining William Kimber 0-7183-0507-8 £6.95 190 hc anth  
Chamber of Horrors 1985-00-00 ed. uncredited Octopus Books 0-7064-2053-5 $6.00 349 hc anth Stuart Bodek  
The Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1986-00-00 M. R. James Oxford University Press 0-19-212255-X $18.95 224 hc coll Rosalind Caldecott  
The Mammoth Book of Classic Chillers 1986-09-00 ed. Tim Haydock Robinson 0-948164-25-5 $9.95 693 pb anth  
The Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1986-11-00 M. R. James Oxford University Press 0-19-212255-X £12.95 224 hc coll Rosalind Caldecott  
Chamber of Horrors 1987-00-00 ed. uncredited Gallery Books / W. H. Smith 0-8317-1234-1   349 hc anth Stuart Bodek Checkmark
A Warning to the Curious: The Ghost Stories of M.R. James 1987-02-00 M. R. James Hutchinson 0-09-170080-9 £9.95 xiv+
257
hc coll  
Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories 1987-04-00 M. R. James Oxford University Press (Oxford World's Classics) 0-19-281719-1 £3.95 xxxviii+
352
pb coll John Atkinson Grimshaw  
The Penguin Complete Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1987-10-00 M. R. James Penguin Books 0-14-010226-4 £3.95 362 tp coll  
A Warning to the Curious 1988-01-00 M. R. James Arrow Books 0-09-952630-1 £3.50 xiv+
257
pb coll  
Collected Ghost Stories 1992-00-00 M. R. James Wordsworth Editions (Wordsworth Classics) 1-85326-053-3   352 pb coll John Atkinson Grimshaw Checkmark
Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories 1992-00-00 M. R. James Oxford University Press (Oxford World's Classics) 0-19-281719-1 £5.99 xxxviii+
352
pb coll John Atkinson Grimshaw Checkmark
Collected Ghost Stories 1992-00-00 M. R. James Wordsworth Editions (Wordsworth Classics) 1-57335-363-9   352 pb coll John Atkinson Grimshaw Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of Zombies 1993-00-00 ed. Stephen Jones Robinson 1-85487-228-1 £5.99 518 tp anth Checkmark
Collected Ghost Stories 1993-00-00 M. R. James Wordsworth Editions (Wordsworth Classics) 1-85326-053-3   647 pb coll John Atkinson Grimshaw Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of Zombies 1993-11-00 ed. Stephen Jones Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0023-8 $9.95 ix+
518
tp anth  
Collected Ghost Stories 1994-00-00 M. R. James Wordsworth Editions (Wordsworth Classics) 1-85326-839-9   354 hc coll John Atkinson Grimshaw Checkmark
The Giant Book of Zombies 1995-00-00 ed. Stephen Jones Parragon 0-7525-1030-4 £2.99 518 tp anth Luis Rey Checkmark
Selected Ghost Stories 1995-05-00 M. R. James Senate Books 1-85958-134-X   394 tp coll  
A Warning to the Curious and Other Stories 1998-05-00 M. R. James Phoenix 0-7538-0446-8 £3.99 ix+
245
tp coll Anders Lindholm  
My Favorite Horror Story 2000-10-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Mike Baker DAW Books (DAW Collectors #1166) 0-88677-914-6 $6.99 xvi+
303
pb anth Koeveks Checkmark
A Pleasing Terror: The Complete Supernatural Writings 2001-08-01 M. R. James Ash-Tree Press 1-55310-024-7 C$100.00 xlix+
658
hc coll Paul Lowe  
Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories 2002-00-00 M. R. James Oxford University Press 0-19-515117-8 $19.00 xiv+
298
hc coll  
Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories 2003-01-00 M. R. James Oxford University Press / SFBC   $9.99 xiv+
298
hc coll  
The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories 2004-00-00 ed. uncredited Wordsworth Editions 1-84022-056-2   1149 tp anth Checkmark
My Favorite Horror Story 2004-05-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Mike Baker ibooks 0-7434-8740-0 $12.95 367 tp anth John Howe  
My Favorite Horror Story 2007-00-00 ed. Mike Baker, Martin H. Greenberg MJF Books 978-1-56731-905-7   xiv+
258
hc anth Ilona Wellmann Checkmark
Collected Ghost Stories 2007-07-00 M. R. James Wordsworth Editions (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) 1-84022-551-3   xi+
352
tp coll  
Complete Ghost Stories 2007-09-01 M. R. James Collector's Library / CRW Publishing 978-1-905716-09-8 £7.99 592 hc coll  
My Favorite Horror Story 2007-11-25 ed. Mike Baker, Martin H. Greenberg ibooks 1-59687-199-7 $12.95 384 tp anth  
Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories 2009-01-29 M. R. James Oxford University Press (Oxford World's Classics) 978-0-19-953857-7 £7.99 xxxviii+
352
pb coll John Atkinson Grimshaw  
Horror Masters Vol. 13 2010-02-01 ed. Sons of Horror River Styx Publishing 978-1-61704-049-8 $11.97 156 tp anth  
A Boxful of Ghosts 2010-10-01 David Stuart Davies, Marcus Clapham, Charles Dickens, M. R. James Collector's Library / CRW Publishing 978-1-907360-20-6 £29.99 1872 hc omni  
Haunts: Reliquaries of the Dead 2011-09-13 ed. Stephen Jones Ulysses Press 978-1-56975-984-4 $14.95 viii+
477
tp anth  
Ghost Stories 2011-10-06 M. R. James Vintage (UK) (Vintage Classics) 978-1-4481-1358-3 £7.99 xvii+
269
tp coll  
Collected Ghost Stories 2011-10-13 M. R. James Oxford University Press 978-0-19-956884-0 £14.99 xxx+
468
hc coll  
Collected Ghost Stories 2011-10-13 M. R. James Oxford University Press 978-0-19-162044-7 £8.99   ebook coll  
Ghost Stories 2011-10-15 M. R. James Vintage (UK) (Vintage Classics) 978-0-09-956056-2 £7.99 384 tp coll  
A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories 2012-01-14 M. R. James IndoEuropeanPublishing.com 978-1-60444-569-5 $14.95 98 tp coll  
The Mammoth Book of Zombies 2013-04-18 ed. Stephen Jones Robinson 978-1-4721-0668-1 £7.99 xvi+
609
tp anth  
The Mammoth Book of Zombies 2013-04-18 ed. Stephen Jones Robinson 978-1-4721-0669-8 £7.99   ebook anth  
A Warning to the Curious 2013-05-13 M. R. James Fantasy and Horror Classics 978-1-4733-0551-9 $8.45 32 tp chap  
Zombies! Tales of the Walking Dead 2013-06-01 ed. Stephen Jones Skyhorse Publishing 978-1-62087-651-0 $14.95 x+
604
tp anth Checkmark
Collected Ghost Stories 2013-09-00 M. R. James Oxford University Press (Oxford World's Classics) 978-0-19-967489-3 £8.99 512 tp coll  
Sämtliche Geistergeschichten, Band 2 2016-08-24 M. R. James Festa (H. P. Lovecrafts Bibliothek des Schreckens #2641) 978-3-86552-484-3 €28.00 460+
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Complete Ghost Stories 2017-01-26 M. R. James Macmillan UK (Macmillan Collector's Library) 978-1-5098-2772-5 £9.99 592 hc coll  
Complete Ghost Stories 2017-01-26 M. R. James Macmillan UK (Macmillan Collector's Library) 978-1-5098-4563-7 £0.98   ebook coll  
Collected Ghost Stories 2017-04-01 M. R. James Oxford University Press (Oxford World's Classics) 978-0-19-879736-4 £16.99 512 hc coll  
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