THE BARGE OF HAUNTED LIVES. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1923. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-333 [334: blank], original brown cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Interlocking sequence of macabre mysteries, involving vampirism, metempsychosis and cursed gems, in addition to the usual murder and mayhem. Clearly influenced by Robert Louis Stevenson's NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS (1882), with most supernatural elements being rationalized at denouement. Episodic, but cleverly constructed, with good weird atmosphere. Bleiler (1978), p. 197. Reginald 14374. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 T-463. Several insect holes in cloth along outer front joint, else a fine copy in nearly fine pictorial dust jacket (illustrated with a fine seance scene by A. D. Rahn) with some wear with tiny nick at top edge of rear panel and some mild general dust soiling, mainly to rear panel. A very nice example of the jacket. (#147669).

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