True Irish Ghost Stories. Dublin: Hodges, 1926. Second Edition Enlarged. Pp xvii, 299. Green buckram boards, title lettered in gilt to spine, covers lightly faded, in publisher's dust jacket.
In 1913, St. John D. Seymour realized that Ireland's folklore and fairy-tale collections were well served, but the country's rich tradition of ghost stories was for the most part untapped. Working with Harry L. Neligan, he set out to gather a few. The editors published a request for anecdotes in the newspapers of the day and got a great deal of response which form the basis of this work. 'True Irish Ghost Stories' provides a peek at late 19th- and early 20th-century Ireland, the superstitious natures of its people and the gleeful but hushed manner in which they approach the supernatural. This revised edition with additional stories, was published in 1926.