THE LIGHT INVISIBLE. London: Isbister & Company Limited, 1903. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vii] viii [ix-x] [1-3] 4-250 [251-260: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank], title leaf printed in red and black, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in white and gray, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition, first printing. The author's first book. Fifteen weird tales, including the noted ghost story, "The Traveller." Religious ghost stories, dogmatism offset by strong atmosphere, especially "The Watcher," "The Blood-Eagle," "Poena Damni," and "The Traveller." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 32. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 148. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia if Horror and the Supernatural, p. 30. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-18. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 70. Bleiler (1978), p. 21. Reginald 01139. Endpapers foxed, a nearly fine copy with a bright, attractive binding. The first printing of this UK edition is quite scarce, especially in such nice condition. (#149977).
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