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Richard Dalby

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Richard Dalby

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Full Name: Richard Lawrence Dalby
Born: April 15, 1949
London, England
Died: May 4, 2017
Occupation: Bookseller, Editor, Researcher
Nationality: British


Richard Dalby was an editor and literary researcher noted for his anthologies of ghost stories.

Born in London, he began to take an interest in supernatural fiction at the age of 7.

Dalby's early career was spent as a bookseller in bookshops, including Foyles in London, and he later sold books by mail order, issuing catalogues from his home in Scarborough, Yorkshire.

In the 1970s he began to produce anthologies of ghost stories and supernatural tales, compiling The Sorceress in Stained Glass and Other Ghost Stories in 1971 and over 50 other anthologies and collections. He unearthed rare and forgotten works and promoted the work of authors he loved, whether antiquarian or contemporary. In 1993 he founded the Ghost Story Press with David Tibet, which published 14 volumes.

Dalby was described by The Times as the "unofficial deputy editor" for the journal Book and Magazine Collector, writing over 200 articles for the magazine. He owned a set of H. Rider Haggard first editions and a copy of Bram Stoker's Dracula with the author's annotations. His book collection was so extensive that he rented a storage unit to help house it.

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