THE NECROMANCERS. Robert Hugh Benson.

THE NECROMANCERS. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1909. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-326 [note: first leaf is a blank] + [32]-page publisher's catalogue dated "February, 1909" inserted at rear, original decorated purple cloth, front panel stamped in gold and white, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Novel attacking Spiritualism as a form of demonolatry. "Quite competent novelistically and much superior to Benson's short stories, despite the undertone of hysteria." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 150. A 1940 film, "Spellbound" (aka "The Spell of Amy Nugent") was based on this novel. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-18. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 28-31. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-20. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 71. Bleiler (1978), p. 21. Reginald 01142. Light rubbing to cloth at extremities, touch of sunning to spine panel, light age-darkening to endpapers, a clean, tight, very good copy. (#10280).

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