Hichens, Robert [Smythe].
New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1926. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-520, original dark blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in light blue. First U.S. edition. This novel was published in Britain as THE GOD WITHIN HIM (1926). "... starts with some quasi-supernatural manifestations that seem to reveal the presence in the world of a new messiah, but the plot decays into an interminably tedious account of a woman's moral dilemma in deciding whether or not she should marry a man paralyzed in an accident." - Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers, pp. 418-419. Bleiler (1978), p. 99. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with 12 mm v-chip from head of spine panel, some rubbing and scratching, mainly to rear panel, and several tears at edges with internal tape mends. A very common book, but scarce in jacket. (#75539).