William Hope Hodgson - The Ghost Pirates, Stanley Paul & Co 1909, London, 1st Edition

  • £2,300.00

The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson, published by Stanley Paul & Co. in 1909. This is the first edition published in Hardback, wonderful shaded maroon cloth with gold writing. 8ov, 267 Pages with 12 pages adverts at the back.

A beautiful rare book - "Strange as the glimmer of the ghastly light that shines from some vast crest of wave at night".

Condition: Fine copy overall, very nice - Curling at the top and bottom of the spine. Some foxing bottom edge and first few pages. Slight page yellowing throughout. Binding good and strong. No damage to any pages. Curling/Bruises on the corners of the hardback. See the pictures to make your own assessment of condition.

Title: The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Step aboard the ill-fated Mortzestus and embark on a chilling journey into the unknown with "The Ghost Pirates" by William Hope Hodgson. Originally published in 1909, this first edition hardback, published by Stanley Paul & Co., is a collector's gem. With its wonderful shaded maroon cloth cover adorned with gold writing, this edition is a true treasure for book enthusiasts.

Key Features:

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Stanley Paul & Co.
  • Publication Year: 1909
  • Cover: Shaded maroon cloth with gold writing
  • Size: 8vo (octavo)
  • Pages: 267 pages
  • Additional Content: Includes 12 pages of adverts at the back

"The Ghost Pirates" is a gripping horror novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Set aboard the doomed ship Mortzestus, the story is narrated by Jessop, the sole survivor of the vessel's final voyage. Jessop recounts the strange apparitions and eerie events that plagued the ship, leaving readers questioning the true nature of the ghosts that gradually take control of the vessel.

Immerse yourself in Hodgson's masterful storytelling as he weaves a tale of suspense, mystery, and impending doom. Through Jessop's testimony, the reader is drawn into a world of unexplained phenomena and encounters with otherworldly beings. Hodgson's vivid descriptions and authentic maritime knowledge bring the story to life, creating an atmosphere of creeping unease and terror.

"The Ghost Pirates" is not just a thrilling horror novel; it also offers a glimpse into the life of sailors in the early 20th century. Hodgson's own experience as a seaman shines through in his detailed and authentic shipboard descriptions, providing readers with a fascinating insight into the realities of life at sea during that time.

Don't miss the opportunity to own this rare first edition of "The Ghost Pirates" by William Hope Hodgson. With its captivating narrative, atmospheric setting, and beautifully designed hardcover, this book is a must-have for fans of horror, maritime fiction, and collectors of literary treasures.