THE MYSTERY OF EVELIN DELORME: A HYPNOTIC STORY. Boston: Arena Publishing Co., 1894. Tall octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-x  12-129 [130-132: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], flyleaf at front, original decorated white cloth, front panel stamped in silver, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in gold. First edition. The author's second book and first novel. Psychological thriller of a female Jekyll-and-Hyde. The "bad girl" released by hypnotic suggestion. "... One of the earliest American imitations of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 615. Paine is best known for his well-regarded lost race novel THE GREAT WHITE WAY (1901). Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-123 and (1981) 1-134. Bleiler (1978), p. 153. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Wright (III) 4079. Private owner's name stamped on the front pate-down, another private owner's faint stamp on the fore-edge of the text black, spine panel just a bit darkened, nevertheless a clean, nearly fine copy with bright silver stamping on front cover. (#148960).
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