THE SILVER GAUNTLET. Anita Silvani.

THE SILVER GAUNTLET. New York: Greaves Publishing Company, 1912. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-4] 5-296 [297-302: ads], original burgundy cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Novel of the occult and supernatural set in eighteenth-century England. Intended, like her earlier THE STRANGE STORY OF AHRINZIMAN (1906), as a warning to those with psychic powers to prepare for the "approaching evil" and a plea for the use of the occult arts for the benefit of mankind. The British edition, utilizing the Greaves plates, was published the same year by William Rider & Son. According to the author, this story, written ten years prior to its publication, was originally called "The Knight of the Silver Star," but as there was a book in print with that title the publishers suggested THE SILVER GAUNTLET. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Day (1963) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Former owner's name and date on the front paste-down. A bright, very good copy. An uncommon book. (#157116).

Price: $250.00

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