MYSTIC VOICES: BEING EXPERIENCES OF THE REV. PHILIP RIVERS PATER, SQUIRE AND PRIEST 1834-1913 by Roger Pater [pseudonym]. London: Burns Oates and Washbourne Ltd., 1923. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v-ix [x] [1] 2-251 [252: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece, original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. "Linked sequence of Catholic ghost stories, based on experiences of 'clair-audient' priest. After R. H. Benson, the best examples of religious supernaturalism; 'In Articulo Mortis' and 'A Porta Inferi' are minor classics." - Robert Knowlton. Pater was first revived by Montague Summers in his influential anthology, THE SUPERNATURAL OMNIBUS (1931). Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 144. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1291. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 89. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 317-18, Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 404. Bleiler (1978), p. 154. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Slight spine lean, cloth rubbed at spine ends, corner tips, and along outer joints, lower front corner tip bumped, free endpapers just a bit tanned, overall a very good copy. (#130631).

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No statement of printing. The second printing is marked "Second Edition - - September, 1925" on copyright page.