ULTUS: THE MAN FROM THE DEAD (Adapted from the Gaumont Co.'s Cinema Play of G. Pearson and T. A. Welsh). London, New York, Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, . Small octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-4] 5-184  [186-188] [note: first and last leaves used as front and rear paste-downs], original maroon cloth, H&S monogram stamped in blind on front panel, spine panel stamped in black and blind. First edition. Non-fantastic crime thriller concerning the activities of a man thought to be dead who returns to England from the Australian bush to even the score with a dastardly partner who cheated him. Bleiler (1978), p. 100. Reginald 07266. Not in Hubin (1994). Spine panel a bit sunned, a clean, tight, very good copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with shelf wear at edges, small chips from spine ends and top edge of rear panel, some dust soiling, and several internal reinforcements with white paper. This title is not mentioned in the publisher's list of this series of "Popular Cloth Bound Books" printed on flaps, and the rear panel has photographs of three Craig Kennedy books, THE EXPLOITS OF ELAINE, THE ROMANCE OF ELAINE and THE TRIUMPH OF ELAINE, each jacket illustrated with a film still. A nice copy of this cheaply made British wartime book. Scarce, especially in jacket. (#149701).
"Printed in 1916" on copyright page.