STRANGE ADVENTURES OF A MAGISTRATE. T. R. Threlfall.

STRANGE ADVENTURES OF A MAGISTRATE. London: R. A. Everett & Co., Ltd., 1903. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-293 [294-296: ads] + 32-page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, inserted frontispiece, original pictorial red cloth, front cover stamped in light green, black and white, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. A collection of occult detective stories. "Fourteen connected stories of the weird and supernatural, narrated in the first person, written in a sentimental and unsophisticated manner reminiscent of a generation earlier, with story titles such as 'The Speaker and the Spectre,' 'A Singular Case of Somnambulism,' 'The Ghost in the Violin' and 'Interviewing the Mummies.' A prize for the connoisseur more than the general reader, though not quite as desirable as this publisher's other 1903 title, DACOBRA." - Robert Eldridge. "Series of fourteen episodes of mystery and crime, in which one of the central characters, running through the series, has supernatural powers (which include the ability to give his 'thought-body' visible substance)." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 212. Bleiler (1978), p. 193. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1994), p. 798. Just a hint of sunning to spine panel, pulpy endpapers tanned, else a fine, bright copy. A handsome copy of a very uncommon book. (#130569).

Price: $1,250.00

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