THE SECRET DIRECTORY: A ROMANCE OF HIDDEN HISTORY. Philadelphia: H. L. Kilner & Co., Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [1-2] 3  5  7-330 [331-332: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], seven illustrations, original pictorial tan cloth, front panel stamped in green, white, red, yellow and black, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. Sorcery, the evil eye, freemasonry, conspiracies, Mazzini and Italian revolutionaries. A more interesting book in some ways than the Dahlgren's THE WOODLEY LANE GHOST AND OTHER STORIES (1899), a mixed collection that includes a number of criminous, supernatural and weird tales. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Wright (III) 1367. Early owner's signature dated December 1896 on front free endpaper. A tight, clean, very good copy. (#148930).
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