MATA THE MAGICIAN: A ROMANCE OF THE NEW ERA. Isabella Ingalese.

MATA THE MAGICIAN: A ROMANCE OF THE NEW ERA. London, New York, Montreal: The Abbey Press Publishers, [1901]. Large octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-183 [184-186: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], title page printed in red and black, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge untrimmed, other edges rough trimmed. First edition. Occult novel set in upstate New York in the 1830s "of a woman, Mata Bennet, with healing and other supernatural powers." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 121. Bleiler (1978), p. 106. Reginald 07703. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 I-9. Several occult bookstore stamps on the front endpapers. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, cloth rubbed along outer joints, hairline cracks along inner hinges, but a sound, good copy. A very scarce book. (#151921).

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