THE SLAYER OF SOULS. Robert Chambers.

THE SLAYER OF SOULS. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1920]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i-vi] vii [viii-x] 13-301 [302: blank] [note: text complete despite gap in pagination; first leaf is a blank preceding half title leaf], original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in black and blind, spine panel stamped in black. First British edition. Printed from plates for the American edition, the only difference being the publisher's imprint on the title page. The author's best weird novel. "Chambers' last important work of supernatural fiction ... an adventure novel of Oriental menace whose roots are clearly in 'The Maker of Moons.'" - Bleiler, Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, p. 744. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 52. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-76. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 368. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 146. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 75. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-53. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 41. Reginald 02822. 1920 gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Endpapers tanned, some foxing to text block, a very good copy in good 8/6 pictorial dust jacket with wear at edges, several small damp spots, and some general tanning and soiling. (#152536).

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