BORN OF FLAME: A ROSICRUCIAN STORY. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1892. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-299 [300: blank], fly leaves at front and rear, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and gold, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in orange. First edition. An eccentric occult novel. The ghost of a woman who possessed great paranormal abilities walks the countryside. Her effects are preserved in a haunted house where a vital force shocks those who touch her books. Dr. Aubrey Grotius, a psychiatrist, investigates the mystery and is killed in a psychic explosion. Bizarre cosmology includes earliest humans migrated from the Moon; first people in America were tiny dwarfs, etc. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1297. Bleiler (1978), p. 155. Reginald 11275. Slight spine lean, touch of rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, a bright, tight, very good copy. (#148840).
No statement of printing. The second printing is dated 1893 and states "SECOND EDITION" on title page.