PHAROS THE EGYPTIAN. London, New York and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, 1899. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] 9-376 [377-384: ads], twelve inserted plates with illustrations by John H. Bacon, original pictorial dark blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition. "Supernatural fantasy; ancient black magician and hypnotist, after being revived, loosens plague upon the world, but is defeated by ancient gods." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 102. "The most luridly inventive of Boothby's melodramas ..." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-19. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 230. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 127. Bleiler (1978), p. 27. Reginald 01629. Hubin (1994), p. 87. Larnach, Materials Towards a Checklist of Australian Fantasy to 1937 (1950), p. 9. Pencil ownership signature on front free endpaper. Endpapers darkened, else a near fine, bright copy. A very nice copy and scarce in this condition. (#130216).
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