THE MASTER OF MURDER. London: Philip Allan, . Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-6] 7-198 [199-204: ads] [205-206: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original red cloth, spine panel stamped in black. First British edition. A revised version of MYSTERIOUS MARTIN ... (Ogilvie 1912), the author's first book. A macabre tale of an insane novelist who causes and commits murders to depict in his writings. The tale was revised and collected in SILENT, WHITE AND BEAUTIFUL AND OTHER STORIES (1920) as "For Art's Sake" and published with further revisions as a separate book by Philip Allan in 1933 as THE MASTER OF MURDER. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 183. Bleiler (1978), p. 167 (citing the Allan edition). Hubin (1994), p. 685. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, spine panel just a bit sunned and soiled, a very good copy. A pretty nice copy of a somewhat uncommon book. (#156806).
"First Published 1933" on copyright page.