THE GRIP OF FEAR. New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1911. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-281 [282: blank], inserted frontispiece with duotone illustration, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First U.S. edition. Anonymously translated macabre murder mystery. Short weird novel by this noted practitioner of the conte cruel. This publisher specialized in material of a somewhat avant-garde nature. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Literature, p. 117. Tymn, Horror Literature 3-147. Bleiler (1948), p. 180. Cloth lightly rubbed along bottom edges, a very good copy in good printed dust jacket with several nicks and short tears at edges and 20x20 mm chip from left corner of lower spine end. The jacket is rare. (#148308).
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