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London, Melbourne and Toronto: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1910.. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1] 2-313 [314: blank], four inserted plates with illustrations by Louis D. Fancher, original pictorial maroon cloth, front panel stamped in black, gray and yellow, spine panel stamped in black, gray, and gold. First edition, British issue. Weird romantic adventure novel "involving spiritualism, the occult, black magic, and the implication, at least, of an elixir of life." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 632. "Strong on incident, but otherwise without merit." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1339. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, p. 130n. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 178. Bleiler (1978). p. 161. Reginald 11870. Hubin (1994), p. 654. Light rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, endpapers tanned, a bright, very good copy of an attractive book. Unlike the U.S. edition, the U.K. edition is uncommon. (#147594)
      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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