TOM OSSINGTON'S GHOST. Richard Bernard Heldmann, "Richard Marsh."

TOM OSSINGTON'S GHOST. Boston: L. C. Page & Company [Incorporated], 1900. Octavo, pp. [i-ii] iii-iv 1-315 [316: blank] + two undated 8-page publisher's catalogues inserted at rear, three inserted plates with illustrations by Harold Piffard, original pictorial olive green cloth, front panel stamped in black and white, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First U.S. edition. Page's issue (made up from English sheets) was possibly preceded by an undated issue (also made up from English sheets) with the imprint "James Bowden ... New York: M. F. Mansfield" on the title page. Woman receives telepathic communication from dead husband as to location of hidden family fortune. Rather weak mystery with supernatural elements by the author of a much better horror novel, THE BEETLE (1897). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1113. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 283. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 354. Bleiler (1978), p. 134. Reginald 09702. Not in Hubin (1994). Wolff 4566. Light wear to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, light foxing to endpapers, a very good copy. All early printings in original format are uncommon. (#151764).

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