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Herbert Maurice van Thal (1904-1983), better known as Bertie, was a bookseller, publisher, agent, biographer, and anthologist. His grandfather was a distiller (King's Liqueur Whisky), and was a director of the theatre proprieters, Howard and Wyndham. Henry Irving and Harry Lauder were friends of the family

He had deep familiarity with Victorian literature, opera, and Restoration dramatists. He was one of the first publishers to recognize the talent of Herman Hesse, and reprinted novels by George Gissing and Theodore Hook. He also edited anthologies of detective and horror stories; the Pan Book of Horror Stories series ran to 24 volumes, from 1959 to 1983. He edited an anthology of Hilaire Belloc for Allen and Unwin in 1970.