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Title: The Book Title Record # 91773
Author: Margaret Irwin
Date: 1930-09-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: An unremarkable middle-aged lawyer begins to translate an odd Latin book he discovered on his bookshelf. As he progresses with the book his perception begins to change and his professional success to grow.
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Year Language Title
2002Translated by Andreas Diesel.
German Das Buch

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The London Mercury, September 1930 1930-09-00 ed. Editors of The London Mercury        
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag  
The Evening Standard Book of Strange Stories 1934-00-00 ed. uncredited Hutchinson   3/6 1024
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror, Third Series 1934-00-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz   8/6 1069
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Madame Fears the Dark: Seven Stories and a Play 1935-00-00 Margaret Irwin Chatto & Windus   7/6 xii+
275
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Third Omnibus of Crime 1935-00-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Coward-McCann   $2.50 808
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Uncanny Stories 1936-00-00 ed. C. St. John Sprigg Thomas Nelson & Sons (Nelson Classics)   1/6 xii+
397
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror, Third Series 1936-00-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz   5/- 1069
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Bar the Doors: Terror Stories 1946-00-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Dell (Dell Mapback) 143 $0.25 192
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Gerald Gregg Checkmark
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror, Third Series 1949-00-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz   8/6 1069
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Famous Fantastic Mysteries, December 1951 1951-12-00 ed. Mary Gnaedinger Popular Publications, Inc.   $0.25 116
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag Lawrence Checkmark
Bloodstock and Other Stories 1953-00-00 Margaret Irwin Harcourt, Brace & Company   $3.00 206
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales to Be Told in the Dark: A Selection of Stories from the Great Authors 1953-00-00 ed. Basil Davenport Dodd, Mead & Co.   $3.00 335
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Bloodstock and Other Stories 1953-00-00 Margaret Irwin Chatto & Windus     206
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Horror Stories from Tales to Be Told in the Dark 1960-00-00 ed. Basil Davenport Ballantine Books 380K $0.35 159
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
In the Dead of Night 1961-00-00 ed. Michael Sissons Anthony Gibbs & Phillips   13/6 191
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
In the Dead of Night 1961-02-00 ed. Michael Sissons Canterbury Press     191
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Bar the Doors 1962-01-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Dell F166 $0.50 192
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
In the Dead of Night 1962-04-00 ed. Michael Sissons Panther 1349 2/6 154+
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pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Bar the Doors 1963-02-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Dell 0436 $0.50 192
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
Horror Stories from Tales to Be Told in the Dark 1965-01-00 ed. Basil Davenport Ballantine Books U2807 $0.50 159
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Bar the Doors 1966-01-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Dell 0436 $0.50 192
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
The Second Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories 1967-00-00 ed. Christine Bernard Fontana   3/6 221
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
Black Magic: 13 Chilling Tales 1967-05-00 ed. Don Ward Dell 0627 $0.60 252
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Garrido Checkmark
Tales to Be Told in the Dark 1967-05-00 ed. Basil Davenport Faber and Faber (Faber Paper Covered Editions) 0-571-08159-2 £ 288
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
More Tales to Tremble By 1968-00-00 ed. Stephen P. Sutton Whitman Publishing Company (Whitman Classics #1629) 1629 $0.89 210
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Gordon Laite  
In the Dead of Night 1968-00-00 ed. Michael Sissons Panther 025847 3/6 155
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
Black Magic: 13 Chilling Tales 1968-12-00 ed. Don Ward Dell 0627 $0.60 252
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Garrido Checkmark
The 2nd Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories 1969-00-00 ed. Christine Bernard Fontana 0-00-612106-3 4/- 221
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
Horror Stories from Tales to Be Told in the Dark 1969-01-00 ed. Basil Davenport Ballantine Bal-Hi 70009 $0.50 159
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Black Magic: 13 Chilling Tales 1969-03-00 ed. Don Ward Dell 0627 $0.60 252
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Garrido Checkmark
The Satanists 1969-08-00 ed. Peter Haining Neville Spearman 0-85435-040-3 25/- 249
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Horror Stories from Tales to Be Told in the Dark 1969-10-00 ed. Basil Davenport Ballantine Bal-Hi 70009 $0.50 159
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
The Satanists 1970-03-00 ed. Peter Haining Taplinger 0-8008-6995-8 $ 249
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Rus Anderson  
The Satanists 1971-08-00 ed. Peter Haining Mayflower 0-583-11932-8 £0.30 191
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
The Satanists 1972-02-00 ed. Peter Haining Pyramid Books N2640 $0.95 255
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Some Things Strange and Sinister 1973-00-00 ed. Joan Kahn Walter J. Black, Inc. 0-06-023086-X   x+
245
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Some Things Strange and Sinister 1973-04-00 ed. Joan Kahn Harper & Row 0-06-023087-8   x+
245
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Some Things Strange and Sinister 1974-08-00 ed. Joan Kahn Avon 0-380-00084-9 $0.95 x+
223
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
The Second Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories 1974-08-00 ed. Christine Bernard Fontana / Collins 0-00-612106-3 £0.30 221
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Some Things Strange and Sinister 1976-00-00 ed. Joan Kahn Coronet 0-340-20138-X   240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
Sisters of Sorcery 1976-09-00 ed. Gogo Lewis, Seon Manley Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 0-688-41765-5 $7.95 220
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Edward Gorey  
Alfred Hitchcock's Bar the Doors 1977-00-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Mayflower 0-583-12080-6 £0.50 173
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Demons Within and Other Disturbing Tales 1978-02-00 ed. Helen Hoke Taplinger 0-8008-2156-4 $8.95 189
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The 2nd Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories 1980-00-00 ed. Christine Bernard Fontana     221
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
Some Things Strange and Sinister 1982-00-00 ed. Joan Kahn Avon Flare 0-380-00084-9 $2.25 223
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
Realms of Darkness 1985-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books 0-86273-244-1 $8.95 796
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Realms of Darkness 1985-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books 0-86273-244-1   796
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Realms of Darkness 1988-00-00 ed. uncredited Chartwell Books 1-55521-251-4   663
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories: The Twentieth Century: Volume 2 1991-10-00 ed. Richard Dalby Virago 1-85381-454-7 £13.99 xv+
318
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Sir James Jebusa Shannon  
Modern Ghost Stories by Eminent Women Writers 1992-11-00 ed. Richard Dalby Carroll & Graf 0-88184-864-6 $20.00 xv+
318
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Modern Ghost Stories by Eminent Women Writers 1993-01-00 ed. Richard Dalby Carroll & Graf / BOMC   $17.95 318
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Modern Ghost Stories by Eminent Women Writers 1993-10-00 ed. Richard Dalby Carroll & Graf / QPBC   $11.95 318
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories: The Twentieth Century: Volume 2 1994-00-00 ed. Richard Dalby Virago 1-85381-259-5 £6.99 xv+
318
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Sir James Jebusa Shannon  
Modern Ghost Stories by Eminent Women Writers 1994-08-00 ed. Richard Dalby Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0089-0 $10.95 318
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories: The Twentieth Century: Volume 2 1994-08-18 ed. Richard Dalby Virago 1-85381-259-5 £6.99 xv+
318
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Sir James Jebusa Shannon  
Modern Ghost Stories by Eminent Women Writers 1996-09-00 ed. Richard Dalby Barnes & Noble Books 0-7607-0351-5 $7.98 xv+
318
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
Berührungen der Nacht 2002-06-00 ed. Erik Hauser, Frank Rainer Scheck Festa (Die bizarre Bibliothek #1302) 3-935822-47-2 €18.95 506
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth William Degouve de Nuncques Checkmark
Bound for Evil: Curious Tales of Books Gone Bad 2008-01-00 ed. Tom English Dead Letter Press 978-0-9796335-2-2 $80.00 779
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Allen Koszowski Checkmark
Die graue Madonna 2008-07-00 ed. Frank Festa Festa (Festa Horror TB #1521) 978-3-86552-061-6 €13.95 415
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Markus Vesper Checkmark
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories 2009-09-00 ed. Richard Dalby Virago 978-1-84408-538-5 £9.99 x+
496
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Tina Mansuwan Checkmark
Demons: Encounters with the Devil and His Minions, Fallen Angels, and the Possessed 2011-09-21 ed. John Skipp Black Dog & Leventhal 978-1-57912-879-1 $18.95 viii+
632
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Red Herring Design Checkmark
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2011-10-31 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Corvus 978-0-85789-487-8 £25.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Nic Cheetham  
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2012-05-08 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Tor 978-0-7653-3360-5 $39.99 xx+
1126
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Nic Cheetham Checkmark
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2012-05-08 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Tor 978-0-7653-3362-9 $29.99 xx+
1126
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Nic Cheetham Checkmark
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2012-05-08 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Tor / SFBC 1356431 $22.99 xx+
1126
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Nic Cheetham Checkmark
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