MEDUSA'S HEAD. Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon.

MEDUSA'S HEAD. New York, London: D. Appleton and Company, 1926. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-120 [121] [122: blank], original decorated burgundy cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. First printing with "(1)" at base of text on page [121]. Weird mystery novel. "Bacon, a successful author in the first quarter of the twentieth century of fiction that was both 'popular' and 'literary', has tended to fall between these two stools in the estimate of posterity. This is unfortunate as she was a skillful craftsman and had things to say, especially on the subject of the emancipated modern woman, where her views manage to contain nuance, skepticism and passion. She also had a recurrent interest in the supernatural, as documented by Dorothy Scarborough in her important early study, The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction. The main titles of relevance here are THE STRANGE CASES OF DR. STANCHON (1913), IN THE BORDER COUNTRY (1909) and the present title." - Robert Eldridge. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 26. Bleiler (1948), p. 37. Reginald 00697. Hubin (1994), p. 40. Two tiny stains to fore edges of front free endpaper and first few pages and tiny stain to fore-edges of rear endpaper and last few pages, a nearly fine, bright copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with matching internal stains, light tanning to spine panel, and light wear at spine ends and corner tips. (#156950).

Price: $250.00

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No statement of printing. First printing has "(1)" at base of text on page [121].