(#130324) A SON OF PERDITION: AN OCCULT ROMANCE. Fergu Hume.

A SON OF PERDITION: AN OCCULT ROMANCE. London: William Rider & Son Ltd., 1912. Octavo, pp. [i-viii] ix [x] xi [xii] 1-403 [404: printer's imprint] + sixteen-page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, four inserted plates with illustrations by Phillys Vere Campbell, original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. "Occult thriller by prolific mystery writer; young lovers caught in conflict between black and white magicians, also Atlantean memories, reincarnation, metempsychosis, prophecies. A potpourri of supernatural themes to keep the pot boiling, and the plot moving briskly. Unencumbered by the occult jargon that clogs other Rider weirds in this period." - Robert Knowlton. Barron (ed) Horror Literature 3-98. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 875. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 119. Bleiler (1978), p. 105. Reginald 07603. Cloth lightly worn at lower front corner tips, some bubbling to cloth, mostly rear panel, a very good copy with bright cover stamping. A nice copy of a scarce book and one of Hume's most imaginative novels. (#130324).

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