JOHN SILENCE: PHYSICIAN EXTRAORDINARY. London: Eveleigh Nash, 1908. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi-viii] 1-390 [391-392: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original maroon cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's device stamped in blind on rear panel, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. The author's third and best-known book presents five cases of Blackwood's psychic detective, "a sometimes over talkative character who resembles Stoker's Van Helsing, Le Fanu's Dr. Hesselius, and especially Hodgson's Dr. Carnacki." - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-32. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 36-7. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-27. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 177. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 34. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 38-40. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1443-46. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-32. Bleiler (1978), p. 24. Reginald 01392. Ashley A.3.1. A bright, near fine copy with no foxing to text block and no sunning to spine panel. A very attractive copy. This book is uncommon in nice condition. (#149971).
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