THE LOST STRADIVARIUS. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1896. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-239 [240: blank] [241-250: ads], fly leaves at front and rear, original decorated red cloth, front panel stamped in yellow and black, spine panel stamped in gold and black. First U.S. edition. Novel about music and neo-Platonic magic. "A sophisticated supernatural novel, concerned with music, evil, and mysticism ... one of the 19th century classics." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 621. "This is in every way, a classic story, so well rounded that it affords little space for the critic's knife." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 148. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-27. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-84. Bleiler (1978), p. 70. Reginald 05017. Some dustiness to edges, touch of rubbing to extremities, upper right front corner gently bumped, a bright, near fine copy. (#125376).
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