THE BLACK SPANIEL AND OTHER STORIES. Robert Hichens, Smythe.

THE BLACK SPANIEL AND OTHER STORIES. London: Methuen & Co., [1905]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1] 2-311 [312: printer's imprint] + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "March 1912" inserted at rear, inserted frontispiece with illustration by A. Forestier, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. "Mixed collection including title story, a reincarnation fantasy with a sadistic edge, other fantasies set in North Africa, death portents and magical gems. The first a very strange, ambiguous tale, strong anti-vivisectionist bias, paradox of a compassionate sadist left unresolved." - Robert Knowlton. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 93. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-87. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 809. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 203. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-99. Bleiler (1978), p. 99. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Slight spine lean, else a near fine, bright copy. Uncommon in such nice condition. (#149505).

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"First Published in 1905" on copyright page.