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Ernest R Suffling
Ernest R Suffling - Decameron of a Hypnotist - 1st/1st 1898 - Rare Supernatural
1898. A very nice example of the rare first printing of the first edition. Strange set of supernatural, macabre and horrific tales, each introduced by a mysterious hypnotist, who, it emerges, has mesmerised his victims to make them reveal their weird true stories. Original gilt decorative cloth hardback. Original decorative endpapers with publisher's monogram design. 288 pages plus sixteen pages of adverts to the rear, dated October 1897. Illustrations all present and correct.The book is in very attractive condition with bumping to the corner-tips, slight dulling to the spine, and rubbing to the boards (see pictures). Bookplate excised from front endpaper (see picture). Old ownership signature to front free endpaper. Light toning to all leaves. Binding sound with very slight forward lean. A very nice example of this rare book. Ernest R Suffling (1855-1911) was a polymath from Norfolk in England, who wrote brilliant fiction and non-fiction works on oddly disparate subjects. Title: The Decameron of a Hypnotist Author: Ernest R Suffling, illustrated by B C H Schumacher Publisher: L Upcott Gill, London Edition: First Edition, First Printing Date Printed: 1898 Description: A very nice example of the rare first printing of the first edition. Strange set of supernatural, macabre and horrific tales, each introduced by a mysterious hypnotist, who, it emerges, has mesmerised his victims to make them reveal their weird true stories. Original gilt decorative cloth hardback. Original decorative endpapers with publisher's monogram design. 288 pages plus sixteen pages of adverts to the r … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Goodman Books (clanceforth) [Hornchurch, GB]
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