AN ASTRAL CRIME. London: The Mitre Press, 1932. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-272, original dark blue cloth, front and spine panels lettered in gold and ruled in blind. First edition. Presentation copy with inscription by Burbank signed "the author" on front free endpaper. "Occult science fantasy romance of life on and communication with Mars."- Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 43. "A crime is committed utilizing the astral plane for its fulfillment." - Leon Gammell. Eaton catalogue 1, p. 202. Bleiler (1978), p. 34. Reginald 02192. Spine panel a trifle rubbed, partial separation of text block between signatures 10 and 11 (a minor binding flaw), a clean, tight, very good copy. Rare. Locke quotes a letter from the publisher, who estimates than no more than a hundred copies were bound up and sold, the remaining sheets being pulped. (#149498).
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