JOHN SILENCE: PHYSICIAN EXTRAORDINARY. London: Eveleigh Nash, 1908. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi-viii] 1-390 [391-392: blank], original maroon cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's device stamped in blind on rear panel, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. The author's third book, a collection of tales featuring an occult detective. "Probably the best single volume of twentieth-century cases of an occult detective." - Bleiler: The Guide to Supernatural Fiction. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 36-7. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-27. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 177. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 34. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 38-40. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1443-46. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-32. Bleiler (1978), p. 24. Reginald 01392. Ashley A.3.1. Previous owner's name and address written in ink on the front free endpaper, top of page edges dusty, some fade to cloth of spine, an attractive, nearly fine copy. (#154584).