THE ONE BEFORE. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902. Octavo, pp.  [i-iv] v-viii [ix-x] 1-263 [264: blank], 84 illustrations by Tom Browne, original dark red cloth, front stamped in white and black, spine stamped in black. First edition. "Ansteyan fantasy about a ring which causes each of its owners to take on the personality traits of the previous one. The central motif is more interesting than the ones tiredly exhibited by the common run of Ansteyan pastiches." – Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-282. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Literature 1279. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 742. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 401. Bleiler (1978), p. 153. Reginald 11120. NCBEL IV 698. Spine panel a bit darkened, touch of wear to spine ends and corner tips, inner hinges cracked, some foxing to the first few and last few leaves, a very good copy. (#156158).