THE CAMERA FIEND. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1911. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-352, six inserted plates with illustrations by H. W. Koekkoek, title page printed in red and black, original decorated green cloth, front panel stamped in white, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. A deranged psychic investigator uses a camera that simultaneously kills and photographs the victim in an attempt to capture the soul leaving the body. Hornung (1866-1921), Arthur Conan Doyle's brother-in-law, is best known for his popular series of stories about Raffles, a Victorian gentleman thief. Hubin (1994), p. 415. Cloth light rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, first and last leaves of text block tanned from contact with adjacent free endpapers, a very good copy. An attractive copy and scarce thus. An uncommon book, unlike it's later American counterpart. (#153449).
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