First American Edition. When mad recluse, Ranald Guthrie, the laird of Erchany, falls from the ramparts of his castle on a wild winter night, Appleby discovers the doom that shrouded his life, and the grim legends of the bleak and nameless hamlets, in a tale that emanates sheer terror and suspense. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Scarce title. Very Good bright copy, in Good dustjacket, chipped at spine ends and flap corners, front flap edge worn, modest soiling and wear to panels.