Ghost Story Press
Durtro Press

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Ghost Story Press appeared on the scene in 1993. Founded by David Tibet and Richard Dalby, "GSP" has returned to print many of the rarest volumes in weird fiction, as well as publishing several new collections. Tibet is a member of the band Current 93 and a weird fiction enthusiast, Dalby is a noted anthologist/bibliographer, as well as a collector of, and dealer in, weird fiction. In late 2003, on its tenth aniversary, GSP ceased publishing activities.

Durtro Press, founded in 1994 by David Tibet, is bringing into print reissues of rare Decadent works as well as publishing new works.

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Title listings for Ghost Story Press:

TEDIOUS BRIEF TALES OF GRANTA AND GRAMARYE, Ingolphus [Arthur Gray].
With illustrations by E. Joyce Shillington Scales.
New Introduction by Rosemary Pardoe.
London: Ghost Story Press. 1993. Reissue (expanded).
Pictorial boards, issued without dust wrapper.
300 numbered copies printed.

FLAXMAN LOW, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE, E. & H. Heron. [Kate and Hesketh Pritchard].
With 72 illustrations by E.B. Minns.
Introduction by Richard Dalby.
London: Ghost Story Press. 1993. Reissue.
Pictorial boards, issued without dust wrapper.
200 numbered copies printed.

TWO GHOST STORIES: A CENTENARY, M.R. James.
Illustrated by James McBryde.
Edited by Barbara and Christopher Roden.
Introduction by Michael Cox.
Afterword by Rosemary Pardoe.
London: Ghost Story Press. 1993. 1st edition.
Boards, issued without dust wrapper.
200 numbered copies printed.

FEAR WALKS THE NIGHT: The Complete Ghost Stories of Frederick Cowles.
Illustrations by Andrew King.
Foreword by Richard Dalby.
London: Ghost Story Press. 1993. 1st edition.
Pictorial boards in dust wrapper.
250 numbered copies printed.

THOSE WHOM THE OLD GODS LOVE, Harvey Peter Sucksmith.
Illustrations by Andrew King.
Foreword by Devendra P. Varma.
London: Ghost Story Press. 1994. 1st edition.
Pictorial boards in dust wrapper.
200 numbered copies printed.

TALES OF THE GROTESQUE: A Collection of Uneasy Tales, L.A. Lewis.
Dust wrapper artwork by Steven Stapledon, frontispiece by Andrew King.
Introduction by Richard Dalby.
London: Ghost Story Press. 1994. Reissue (expanded).
Cloth in dust wrapper.
300 numbered copies printed.

THE STORY OF A TROLL-HUNT, Written & Drawn by James McBryde.
Afterword by Richard Dalby.
London: Ghost Story Press. 1994. Reissue.
Decorated cloth, issued in a clear acetate dust wrapper.
200 numbered copies printed.

TALES OF THE SUPERNATURAL, James Platt.
Dust wrapper artwork by Austin Osman Spare, plates by Jim Cawthorn.
Foreword by Richard Dalby.
Afterword by William Platt.
London: Ghost Story Press. 1994. Reissue.
Cloth in dust wrapper.
250 numbered copies printed.

MASTER OF FALLEN YEARS: Complete Supernatural Stories of Vincent O'Sullivan.
Dust wrapper and artwork by Steven Stapledon.
Edited, with an Introduction by Jessica Amanda Salmonson.
London: Ghost Story Press. 1995. 1st edition.
Pictorial cloth in dust wrapper.
400 numbered copies printed.

LITTLE RED SHOES, AND OTHER TALES OF THE ODD AND UNSEEN, Dermot Chesson Spence.
Dust wrapper and artwork by Steven Stapleton.
With a reminiscence of Dermot Spence by his son, Keith Spence.
London: Ghost Story Press. 1995. Reissue.
Pictorial cloth in dust wrapper.
350 numbered copies printed.

THE DEATH MASK, AND OTHER GHOSTS, H.D. Everett.
Dust wrapper and artwork by Steven Stapleton.
Introduction by Richard Dalby.
London: Ghost Story Press. 1995. Reissue (expanded).
Cloth in dust wrapper.
350 numbered copies printed.

THE WHITE ROAD: The Collected Supernatural Stories Of Ron Weighell.
Illustrations by Nick Malloret.
London: Ghost Story Press. 1997. 1st edition.
Pictorial cloth, issued without dust wrapper.
400 numbered copies printed.
NOTE: This title was announced as being with dust wrapper, but was issued without one.

THEY MIGHT BE GHOSTS: Ghost Stories of an Artisan, David G. Rowlands.
Cover design by Steven Stapleton.
London: Ghost Story Press. 2003. 1st edition.
Pictorial cloth, issued without dust wrapper.
250 copies printed.

TALES OF THE GROTESQUE: A Collection of Uneasy Tales, L.A. Lewis.
Front board design by Steven Stapledon, frontispiece is dust jacket artwork from the 1934 first edition.
Introduction by Richard Dalby (from 1994 GSP edition).
London: Ghost Story Press. 2003. Reissue of 1994 edition with corrections.
Pictorial cloth, issued without dust wrapper.
300 copies printed.


Epitaph - On October 20th 2003 the following appeared on the Durtro website:

Ghost Story Press 1993-2003

On the tenth anniversary of the Ghost Story Press, we have decided to stop publishing. The publication of "They Might Be Ghosts" and reprint of "Tales of the Grotesque" brings to an end our programme. Durtro Press will continue to print books, but all GSP activities have now finished. Thanks to all those who have supported us over the years from David Tibet, Kat McKain and Richard Dalby.


Title listings for Durtro Press:

SIMPLY BEING: Dzogchen Texts.
Translated and introduced by James Low.
London: Durtro Press. 1994. 1st edition.
Paper wrappers.
Includes a CD, THE FIRE OF THE MIND, by Current 93.
1000 copies printed.

STUDIES OF DEATH: Stories by Count Eric Stenbock.
London: Durtro Press. 1996. Reissue (expanded).
Pictorial cloth, issued without dust wrapper.
300 numbered copies printed.
NOTE: This title later saw a 90-copy second printing.

IN A FOREIGN TOWN, IN A FOREIGN LAND, Thomas Ligotti.
London: Durtro Press. 1997. 1st edition.
Pictorial cloth, issued without dust wrapper.
Includes a CD by Current 93.
2000 copies printed.

THE BOOK OF JADE, David Park Barnitz.
Introduction by Mark Valentine.
Afterword by Thomas Ligotti.
London: Durtro Press. 1998. Reissue (expanded).
Pictorial cloth, issued without dust wrapper.
300 numbered copies printed.

THE CHILD OF THE SOUL AND OTHER TALES, Count Eric Stenbock.
Introduction by David Tibet.
London: Durtro Press. 1999. 1st edition.
Pictorial cloth, issued without dust wrapper.
500 copies printed.

THE MYTH OF PUNCH, Count Eric Stenbock.
Edited by David Tibet.
London: Durtro Press. 1999. 1st edition.
Bound in stiff dark maroon wrappers.
120 numbered copies printed.

THE COLLECTED STRANGE STORIES, Robert Aickman.
Appreciation by David Tibet.
Essay by Robert Aickman.
Reminiscence by Ramsey Campbell.
London: Tartarus Press and Durtro Press. 1999. 1st edition.
Two volumes. Cloth in dust wrapper.
500 copies printed.
NOTE: A collaborative effort between Durtro and Tartarus Press. In 2000 a 500-copy corrected
second printing was issued, and an errata sheet made available for the first printing.

I HAVE A SPECIAL PLAN FOR THIS WORLD, Thomas Ligotti.
Frontispiece by Steven Stapleton.
London: Durtro Press. 2000. 1st edition.
Bound in stiff orange wrappers.
125 numbered copies printed.

SOFT BLACK STARS, David Tibet.
Frontispiece by David Tibet.
London: Durtro Press. 2001. 1st edition.
Bound in stiff green wrappers with cover image by David Tibet.
160 numbered copies printed.

THIS DEGENERATE LITTLE TOWN, Thomas Ligotti.
Frontispiece artist not credited.
London: Durtro Press. 2001. 1st edition.
Bound in stiff red wrappers.
Includes a CD containing a reading of the text by the author.
160 numbered copies printed.

THE COLLECTED POEMS OF S.E. STENBOCK.
Edited by David Tibet.
London: Durtro Press. 2001. 1st edition.
Pictorial cloth, issued without dust wrapper.
400 copies printed.

LA MAZURKA DES REVENANTS, Count Eric Stenbock.
Edited by David Tibet.
London: Durtro Press. 2002. 1st edition.
Bound in stiff blue wrappers.
160 numbered copies printed.

A SECRET KEPT, Count Eric Stenbock.
Edited and with an Afterword by David Tibet.
London: Durtro Press. 2002. 1st edition.
Bound in stiff purple wrappers.
200 numbered copies printed.

CRAMPTON, Thomas Ligotti and Brandon Trenz.
London: Durtro Press. 2002. 1st edition.
Bound in stiff white wrappers.
Number of copies printed is not indicated.
NOTE: A screenplay.

THE KING'S BASTARD, Count Eric Stenbock.
Edited and with an Afterword by David Tibet.
London: Durtro Press. 2004. 1st edition.
Bound in stiff yellow wrappers.
200 numbered copies printed.

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