THE MASTER OF MURDER. Tod Robbins, Clarence Aaron Robbins.

THE MASTER OF MURDER. London: Philip Allan, [1933]. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-6] 7-198 [199-204: ads] [205-206: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original red cloth, spine panel stamped in black. First British edition. A revised version of MYSTERIOUS MARTIN ... (Ogilvie 1912), the author's first book. A macabre tale of an insane novelist who causes and commits murders to depict in his writings. The tale was revised and collected in SILENT, WHITE AND BEAUTIFUL AND OTHER STORIES (1920) as "For Art's Sake" and published with further revisions as a separate book by Philip Allan in 1933 as THE MASTER OF MURDER. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 183. Bleiler (1978), p. 167 (citing the Allan edition). Hubin (1994), p. 685. Large circulating library affixed to front paste-down, owner's name ink-stamped on front free endpaper and half title page. Slight spine lean, mild vertical crease to spine panel, however, this is an externally clean, very good copy. It is an uncommon book. (#147622).

Price: $350.00

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"First Published 1933" on copyright page.