THE MASTER OF MURDER. Tod Robbins, Clarence Aaron Robbins.


London: Philip Allan, [1933]. 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. Bookplate of author and editor Ken Crossen affixed to front paste down, rubbing with wear to corner tips, spine edges and spine ends, spine a bit age darkened with slight lean. A good copy. This copy includes a facsimile dust jacket. (24554). Item #24554

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