THE HOUSE OF SOULS. Arthur Machen.

THE HOUSE OF SOULS. London: E. Grant Richards, 1906. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-xiii [xiv-xvi] [1-2] 3-513 [514] [515: ad for The Three Impostors] [516: blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration by Sidney H. Sime, original pictorial gray cloth with cover design by Sime in black, gold and light green. First edition. First binding with "E. GRANT / RICHARDS" at base of spine panel. Collects the contents of THE GREAT GOOD PAN (1894) and THE THREE IMPOSTORS (1895), the latter with some revisions and omissions, plus the first book appearance of three tales, "A Fragment of Life," "The White People," and "The Red Hand." "... Machen's most important collection." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 277. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-135. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1072. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 147. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-157. Bleiler (1978), p. 130. Reginald 09464. Goldstone and Sweetser 10a. Gift inscription17272 dated 1908 on the front free endpaper. Just a touch of rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, hint of foxing to spine panel, some foxing to endpapers, and several preliminary and terminal leaves, a tight, very good copy. A clean, attractive copy of this handsome book with elaborate three-color cover design by Sime. (#151712).

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