THE THREE IMPOSTORS OR THE TRANSMUTATIONS. Arthur Machen.

THE THREE IMPOSTORS OR THE TRANSMUTATIONS ...

Boston: Roberts Bros., London: John Lane, 1895. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-7] 8-215 [216: blank] [217-228: publisher's catalog] [229-230: blank], cover and title page design by Aubrey Beardsley, original pictorial light green cloth, front panel stamped in dark green, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's device stamped dark green on the rear panel. First U. S. edition. Episodic mystery thriller incorporating four weird tales, including "Novel of the Black Seal" and "Novel of the White Powder," considered by Bleiler (1983) to be "among the classics of supernatural literature, beautifully narrated, highly imaginative, thought-provoking, even with a note of humor that is seldom encountered." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-59. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1071. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 147. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 714. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 277. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1922-25. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-161. Bleiler (1978), p. 130. Reginald 09474. Goldstone & Sweetser 7a. Small label "Ex Libris John Ruyle" affixed to pasted down, previous owner's name label affixed to front paste down, a touch of rubbing to spine ends and some darkening to spine panel, a very good to nearly fine copy. (23619). Item #23619

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