STRANGE PAGES FROM FAMILY PAPERS. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company Limited, 1895. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii] [1] 2-319 [320: blank], eight inserted plates with illustrations by R. Hope, original bevel-edged burgundy cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, slate coated endpapers. First edition. Fictionalized "true" accounts, all sketchy, some criminous and supernatural; family skeletons in the closet, fatal curses, screaming skulls, indelible blood stains, curious secrets, weird possessions, Devil compacts, fatal passion, and more, similar to Elliott O'Donnell's collections. A little drier than the work of Catherine Crowe in THE NIGHT SIDE OF NATURE. Hubin (1994), p. 256. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends, corner tips, and along outer joint, some fairly mild foxing to preliminary leaves, frontispiece and tissue guard, but a bright, very good or better copy. A very scarce book. (#157102).

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