HIDDEN WITCHERY. London: Leonard Smithers, 1898. Octavo, pp. [1-16] [1-5] 6-244. full page illustrations and additional vignettes in text by Will Mein, original two-part white and blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed, yellow coated endpapers. First edition. Limited to 450 copies. "Seven stories and a play, all decadent studies in 'Passion,' written in suitably purple prose. Several supernatural pieces concerning ghosts and witchcraft; 'At the Cross-Roads on the Moor' an effective tale of a warlock's comeuppance. All in a similar vein to Gilchrist's THE STONE DRAGON. Scarce, like most Smithers publications." - Robert Knowlton. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 213. Reginald 14186. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Cover rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, white linen soiled and spotted, spine darkened (as is often the case), a good, internally fine copy. Actually, a better than average copy of this book. (#153498).
"Of this Book Four Hundred and Fifty copies have / been printed" on verso of half title leaf.