THE LORD OF THE DARK RED STAR: BEING THE STORY OF THE SUPERNATURAL INFLUENCES IN THE LIFE OF AN ITALIAN DESPOT OF THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY. London and Newcastle-on-Tyne: The Walter Scott Publishing Co., Ltd., 1903. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] [1-2] 3-295   + 8 page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, title page printed in orange and black, original orange-brown cloth, spine panel stamped in black, gray coated endpapers. First edition, Colonial issue. "Historical novel with considerable supernaturalism, based roughly on the life of Eccelino da Romano, Tyrant of Verona, one of the chief allies of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen ... Wildly imagined against a background that shows much research ... Enjoyable, if a little florid." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 992. "A marvelously lurid and stylistically extravagant melodrama." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-124. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 136. Bleiler (1978), p. 121. Reginald 08785. A bright, clean, very good copy. Scarce. (#148374).
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