THE QUEST OF THE SACRED SLIPPER. Sax Rohmer, Arthur S. Ward.

THE QUEST OF THE SACRED SLIPPER. Garden City: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1919. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vii [viii] [1-2] 3-293 [294: publisher's colophon] [295-296: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], four inserted plates with illustrations by Walter de Maris, original decorated gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First U.S. edition. Episodic supernatural mystery thriller in which the stolen slipper of Mohammed, one of the sacred relics of Islam, is sought by its guardian (a descendant of the ancient Assassins) and his henchmen (dwarfs turned by a drug into giants of strength and agility) armed with natural and supernatural vengeance devices. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1406. Bleiler (1978), p. 170. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Day, p. 13. Inner front hinge a trifle weak, a very good copy in good four-color pictorial dust jacket with wear along top and bottom edges, small chips from spine ends and corner tips, 35x30 mm chip from top edge of rear panel, and some internal tape reinforcement. (#152706).

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