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London: Elkin Mathews & Marrot Ltd., 1929. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-184, original black cloth, spine stamped in orange. First edition. Signed inscription by Robbins dated in 1932. A novel about death and dying. "Funereal novel, an extended memento mori examining conflicting emotions of family members as they take successive turns at a death-watch through the night. A sombre book that effectively captures the emotional pain of grief and loss." – Robert Knowlton. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 154. Hubin (1994), p. 685.
London: Philip Allan, . Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-6] 7-198 [199-204: ads] [205-206: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original red cloth, spine panel stamped in black. First British edition. A revised version of MYSTERIOUS MARTIN ... (Ogilvie 1912), the author's first book. A macabre tale of an insane novelist who causes and commits murders to depict in his writings. The tale was revised and collected in SILENT, WHITE AND BEAUTIFUL AND OTHER STORIES (1920) as "For Art's Sake" and published with further revisions as a separate book by Philip Allan in 1933 as THE MASTER OF MURDER. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 183. Bleiler (1978), p. 167 (citing the Allan edition). Hubin (1994), p. 685.
New York: Boni and Liveright Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xii [xiii-xvi] 1-256 [note: page [xiii] mis-numbered "ix"], original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. Collects four tales; the title story, "Who Wants a Green Bottle?," "Wild Wullie, the Waster," and short novel "For Art's Sake," a revised version of MYSTERIOUS MARTIN (1912). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1397. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-166. Bleiler (1978), p. 167. Reginald 12257.