Item #25506 PRIEST OR PAGAN. John Rathbone Oliver.


New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1933. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-viii] ix-xii [xiii-xiv] [1-2] 3-461 [462: "a note on the type..."] [463-464: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original decorated black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and silver, running Borzoi stamped in blind on rear panel, top edge stained red, other edges rough-trimmed, decorated end papers. First edition. An evil man acquires supernatural powers. "The protagonist, disadvantaged by birth and breeding, becomes ripe for conversion to the cause of evil and is helped on that road by the aptly named Hell Fire, with whose aid he eventually embarks on catastrophic occult experiments. An over elaborate but intriguing allegory." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-154. "A long, fully developed novel, with much creative detail and some good characterizations ... for the detail, the adumbrations of rottenness, worth reading." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1260. Bleiler (1978), p. 151. Reginald 10982. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with several tiny tears to the upper panel and a touch of shelf wear to the head of the spine panel. An attractive copy. (25506). Item #25506

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