FLAXMAN LOW PSYCHIC DETECTIVE. [London]: Ghost Story Press, 1993. Octavo, 72 illustrations by B. E. Minns, pictorial boards. New edition. Limited to 200 numbered copies. A facsimile reprint of the twelve Flaxman Low psychic detective ghost stories from the pages of PEARSON'S MAGAZINE where they first appeared in 1898 and 1899. New introduction by Richard Dalby. The first book edition of these stories, GHOSTS: BEING THE EXPERIENCES OF FLAXMAN LOW (1899), is rare and only reproduced 12 of the 72 illustrations that accompanied the stories in Pearson's. Six of the stories were reprinted in a rather shoddy wartime 1916 edition. This facsimile edition is quite welcome -- and now it too is scarce. "Probably the first important adventures of an occult detective, if Le Fanu's Dr. Hesselius is momentarily overlooked." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 799. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 151. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-85. Bleiler (1978), p. 99. Reginald 11896. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#127369).