NEILA SEN AND MY CASUAL DEATH. New York: United States Book Company Successors to John W. Lovell Company, [1890]. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-345 [346: blank] [347-352: ads], original decorated gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, floral patterned endpapers. First edition. Collects two short novels. The lead story, while listed by the publisher as Number Eight in its Occult Series, is also criminous: the eponymous character has psychic abilities. She is an Oriental Creole, depicted in a very favorable light for the period. "My Casual Death" is a resurrection hoax. Not bad as period fiction, but a pretty thin entry for an occult series. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p, 32. Reginald 03309. Hubin (1994), p. 183. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Cloth worn at head and tail of spine panel and corners and rubbed along outer joints and fore-edges, else a very good copy. An uncommon book. (#148085).

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