Charles Beck, Dennis Wheatley expert, shares four of his favourite rare artifacts from his museum:
1 The dust jacket of the first edition of The Devil Rides Out (1934). Designed by Dennis Wheatley’s step-daughter Diana Younger. Jacketed copies of the first edition sell for as much as £5,000!
2 The ultra-rare poster for the serialisation of The Devil Rides Out; it was serialised by The Daily Mail in October 1934
3 An original, and never used, cover illustration for The Devil Rides Out, that was found in Dennis Wheatley’s papers.
4 The cover of the first edition of The Haunting of Toby Jugg (1948). Dennis Wheatley wrote of it ‘Many people say that although there is little action in this tale it has more suspense than any other occult story I have ever written’.