CARNACKI THE GHOST-FINDER. London: Eveleigh Nash, 1913. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vii [viii-x] 11-287 [288: ad], original red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind. First edition. Copies of this book were issued with and without a 16-page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, priority (if any) unknown. This copy does not have the catalogue. Six short stories featuring Carnacki, a "ghost-breaker" who investigates unexplained phenomena. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-89. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 819. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 114. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 193-96. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 204. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-104. Bleiler (1978), p. 101. Reginald 07278. Queen's Quorum 53. Hubin (1994), p. 407. Slight spine lean, spine panel just a bit faded with gold spine lettering a bit dulled, partial hairline crack along inner front hinge, but still solid and tight, previous owner's inked name at upper edge of front free endpaper neatly erased with minor loss of surface, some foxing to endpapers and text block, largely preliminary and terminal leaves, a very good copy. Overall, a nice copy. (#149993).
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