SALOME AND THE HEAD: A MODERN MELODRAMA. London: Alston Rivers, Ltd, 1909. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vii [viii] [1] 2-309 [310, blank] [311-312: ads] + a 24-page publisher's catalogue dated Autumn 1908 inserted at rear, twelve inserted plates with illustrations by Spenser Pryse, title page printed in orange and black, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. Expansion of short story "The Head" (collected in FEAR [1910]). Published in the U.S. (by Doubleday) as THE HOUSE WITH NO ADDRESS. A macabre story in which a woman becomes a professional dancer in London and hides away from her husband in a secret apartment. She dances Salome's dance one night with a real head in her hands -- that of her husband who she has killed. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corners and along outer joints, foxing throughout, a sound, good copy. (#151704).

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