THE MAN WITH A SHADOW. London: Ward and Downey, 12, York Street, Covent Garden, W.C., 1888. Octavo, three volumes: [i-v] vi-viii  2-268; [i-v] vi-viii  2-267 [268: blank]; [i-v] vi-viii  2-260, original brown cloth, front panels stamped in black, spine panels stamped in gold and black, top edges untrimmed. First edition. Psychological terror; Medical experiment in suspended animation using murder victim, subject dies and guilt-obsessed doctor haunted by disembodied spirit. "Padded three-decker, chatty and disorganized, with characters (flirty maid, irreverent scientist, tipsy sexton, etc.) from Central Casting, and more chatter than matter." - Wilbur Whately. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 107. Bleiler (1978), p. 72. Reginald 05359. Not in Wolff. Professionally recased and restored, cloth rubbed at edges, new endpapers, last two leaves in volume one are facsimiles. A professionally restored copy of a very uncommon Victorian three-decker that is rarely found in the publisher's original cloth binding. [From the Anthony Tino Collection] (#138054).
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