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 stories featuring an occult detective. "Probably the best single volume of twentieth-century cases of an occult detective." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 177. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 36-7. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-27. 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. Formerly Vincent Starrett's copy with his name in ink at the upper edge of the half title page, bookplate of collector Lawrence Solomon affixed to front paste-down, bookstore stamp on front paste-down, two earlier owners' names on the front free endpaper. Lower right front corner bumped, spine panel faded but gold stamping is bright, front free endpaper and front paste-down tanned, top edge of pages dusty, a very good copy. (#156148).