FOR THE SOUL OF A WITCH: A ROMANCE OF BADENOCH. Brodie-Innes.

FOR THE SOUL OF A WITCH: A ROMANCE OF BADENOCH. London: Rebman Limited, 1910. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vi] vii-x 1-363 [364: printer's imprint] + [4]-page publisher's catalogue listing titles "ready early in March 1910" inserted at rear, original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white. First edition. Historical novel of witchcraft and were-wolfery in early sixteenth century Scotland. Language at times rambling, but overall quite lively and entertaining. "A long, muddled beginning, but very interesting second portion, with much folklore. The motif of the werewolf is exceptionally well handled." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 276. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 41. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 55. Bleiler (1978), p. 31. Reginald 01909. Owner's signature dated 1965 on the front free endpaper. Cloth worn with some shallow loss at spine ends, corner tips a bit worn, most of the white enamel lettering on spine panel perished, still a very good, generally attractive copy. An uncommon book with a delicate binding that is seldom found in nice condition. Victorian writer and world traveler Constance F. Gordon Cumming's copy with her signature at the top of the title page. Accompanied by a fine 7-page letter from Brodie-Innes dated 2 July 1912 to Miss Gordon Cumming, largely concerning this novel (which Miss Gordon Cumming liked) and the Scottish landscape and local legends. (#151769).

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