HOW MR. RHODDA BROKE THE SPELL. Mark Guy Pearse.

HOW MR. RHODDA BROKE THE SPELL. New York [and] Boston: Thomas Y. Crowell & Company, [1899]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-37 [38: blank] [39: ads] [40: blank], original pictorial white boards, front panel printed in light green, pink and gold. First (first separate?) edition. A short supernatural romance by a Methodist minister born in Cornwall who wrote a large quantity of didactic fiction for young readers. A stubborn, devoutly religious widower suffers ill fortune and sickness by being "ill-wisht." He reluctantly consults a white witch who tells him he must discover who cursed him and "draw her blood." After considerable anguish and torment, he does so and finds joy and love. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Small chip from spine panel, rear cover just a bit dusty, a very good copy. No copies recorded by OCLC or COPAC. An exceedingly scarce book. (#156327).

Price: $225.00

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