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London: T. Werner Laurie, . Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-320 [first leaf blank except for small a on recto] a-g [h]: ads, title page printed in blue and black, original blue-green cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, publishers monogram on rear panel stamped in black, First edition. "Mixed collection, including excellent weirds 'Smeath,' 'Rose Rose,' 'The Doll,' and 'Linda.' One of Pain's best collections from the standpoint of horror fiction; literate, ironic and vividly nasty in an understated manner." - Robert Knowlton. "The best of Pain's horror fiction." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 317. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1282. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 401. Bleiler (1978), p. 153. Hubin (1994), p. 624. NCBEL IV 698.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902. Octavo, pp.  [i-iv] v-viii [ix-x] 1-263 [264: blank], 84 illustrations by Tom Browne, original dark red cloth, front stamped in white and black, spine stamped in black. First edition. "Ansteyan fantasy about a ring which causes each of its owners to take on the personality traits of the previous one. The central motif is more interesting than the ones tiredly exhibited by the common run of Ansteyan pastiches." – Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-282. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Literature 1279. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 742. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 401. Bleiler (1978), p. 153. Reginald 11120. NCBEL IV 698.