THE GRIP OF FEAR. New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1911. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-281 [282: blank], inserted frontispiece with duotone illustration, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First U.S. edition. Anonymously translated macabre murder mystery. Short weird novel by this noted practitioner of the conte cruel. This publisher specialized in material of a somewhat avant-garde nature. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Literature, p. 117. Tymn, Horror Literature 3-147. Bleiler (1948), p. 180. Previous owner's name in ink on the front free endpaper. Cloth rubbed at fore edges, spine ends and along outer joints, several small stains to cloth, spine panel tanned, a good copy with tight and clean interior. (#156171).