FROM WHOSE BOURNE ETC. London: Chatto & Windus, 1893. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-277 [278: blank] [279: publisher's colophon] [280: blank] + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "908" on page [1] inserted at rear, 47 illustrations by C. M. D. Hammond, G. D. Hammond and Hal Hurst, original decorated brown cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition, later issue binding, later ads. The title story -- a short novel -- is a supernatural detective tale in which a man recruits a great detective from the spirit world to solve the crime his wife is suspected of committing. "Barr's most intriguing work ..." - Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 27. This British edition includes two stories, "One Day's Courtship" and "The Heralds of Fame," not included in the later U.S. edition. Barr, a Scot who grew up in Canada and later moved to England, was editor of THE IDLER, which he co-founded with Jerome K. Jerome. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-15. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 101. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 28. Bleiler (1978), p. 16. Reginald 00890. Hubin (1979), p. 24. (dropped from Hubin 1994). Owner's initials dated 6 February 1913 on the front free endpaper. Spine lean, two nicks to cloth along outer front joint, free endpapers tanned, publisher's catalogue tanned, a sound, good copy. (#157126).

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