THE DISCOVERY OF THE DEAD. Allen Upward.

THE DISCOVERY OF THE DEAD. London: A. C. Fifield, 1910. Octavo, pp. [1-11] 12-190 [191-192: ads] + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "March, 1910" inserted at rear, original pictorial navy blue cloth, front panel stamped in gold and light gray, spine panel stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. "Scientific romance utilizing occult doctrines in a novel manner. Russian savant detects and communicates with 'necromorphs,' human survivals who reveal a spiritual hierarchy in the Beyond roughly analogous to Hell, Limbo and Heaven. Ideas not original, but presentation strikingly so." - Robert Knowlton. "Cleverly narrated." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1617. "An original tale ... outstanding in content ..." - Teitler, Kaleidoscope Books (1986), catalogue 59, item 136. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 174. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1259. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 216. Bleiler (1978), p. 197. Reginald 14390. Hint of foxing to a few text pages, some loss of gilt to "THE" in title on front cover, else a bright, fine copy of an attractive book with wonderful depiction of a necromorph on front panel. (#152482).

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