CARNACKI THE GHOST-FINDER. William Hope Hodgson.
CARNACKI THE GHOST-FINDER ...

CARNACKI THE GHOST-FINDER. London: Eveleigh Nash, 1913. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vii [viii-x] 11-287 [288: ad], original red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind. First edition. Copies of this book were issued with and without a 16-page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, priority (if any) unknown. This copy does not have the catalogue. Six short stories featuring Carnacki, a "ghost-breaker" who investigates unexplained phenomena. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-89. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 819. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 114. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 193-96. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 204. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-104. Bleiler (1978), p. 101. Reginald 07278. Queen's Quorum 53. Hubin (1994), p. 407. 11 mm closed tear in cloth at upper spine end, rear endpapers professionally replaced decades ago, a very good or better copy with a clean, bright binding. Quite a nice copy overall. (#136225).

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