London: Eveleigh Nash, 1908. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi-viii] 1-390 [391-392: blank], original maroon cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's device stamped in blind on rear panel, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. The author's third book, collection of tales concerning an occult detective. "Probably the best single volume of 20th century cases of an occult detective." - Bleiler: The Guide to Supernatural Fiction. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 36-7. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-27. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 177. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 34. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 38-40. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1443-46. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-32. Bleiler (1978), p. 24. Reginald 01392. Ashley A.3.1. Formerly Vincent Starrett's copy with his name in ink to upper corner of half title page, collector Lawrence Solomon's book plate affixed to front paste-down, store stamp to front paste-down, two earlier owner's names to front free endpaper, tanning to front free endpaper and front paste down, top page edges dusty. Cloth of lower right front corner bumped, spine faded with bright gilt, a very good copy. (20063). Item #20063

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