THE HAND OF FATE OR A STUDY OF DESTINY: A NOVEL. New York: F. Tennyson Neely. London: Saxon & Co., . Octavo, pp. [iii-ix] x-xx  22-156 [157-162: ads] [note: text complete (publisher's pagination includes frontispiece); title leaf is an insert], inserted frontispiece (photographic portrait of de Hamon), original cloth-backed boards with pictorial paper overlays on front and rear panels. First U.S. edition. Issued in paper as "Neely's Choice Library," no. 83 (June 1898) and boards and cloth, this being one of the latter. "Occult romance of a bosom-serpent, quite literally, the result of a yogi's curse; references to prenatal influences resulting in bizarre deformities. Author better known as "Cheiro," noted palmist and occultist." - Robert Knowlton. The British edition was published in London by Saxton & Co. in 1898 as A STUDY OF DESTINY. The Neely edition is printed from the UK plates. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 66. Reginald 06725. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Binding worn at edges, mainly spine ends and corner tips, spine panel soiled and tanned, inner front hinge cracked, a good copy. (#156822).
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