THE MYSTERY OF EVELIN DELORME: A HYPNOTIC STORY. Boston: Arena Publishing Co., 1894. Tall octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-x  12-129 [130-132: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], fly leaf at front, original decorated white cloth, front and spine panels stamped in silver, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in gold. First edition. The author's second book and first novel. Psychological thriller of a female Jekyll-and-Hyde. The "bad girl" released by hypnotic suggestion. "... One of the earliest American imitations of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 615. Paine is best known for his well-regarded lost race novel THE GREAT WHITE WAY (1901). Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-134. Bleiler (1978), p. 153. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Wright (III) 4079. Cloth dust soiled, several small stains on front cover, a good to very good copy. (#130421).
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