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London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1908 - Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-372 [373-376: ads], inserted frontispiece with illustration by A. Castaigne, original pictorial red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. 6000 copies printed. Collection of seventeen stories, mostly criminous or fantastic, the latter including "The Leather Funnel," an antiquarian ghost story worthy of M. R. James, "Playing With Fire," and "The Brown Hand." Also present are the nearly-Sherlockian stories "The Man With the Watches" and "The Lost Special." Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 554. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-73. Bleiler (1978), p. 63. Green and Gibson A33a. Wolff 1914. Slight spine lean, tiny nick to lower spine end, top edge of text block dusty, tiny marginal stain on pages 358-59, a very good, bright copy. (#147228) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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