TOM OSSINGTON'S GHOST. London: James Bowden, 1898. Octavo, pp. [i-ii] iii-iv 1-315 [316: printer's imprint] + -page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, three inserted plates with illustrations by Harold Piffard, original pictorial olive green cloth, front panel stamped in black and white, spine panel stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition, first printing. Woman receives telepathic communication from dead husband as to location of hidden family fortune. Rather weak mystery with supernatural elements by the author of a much better horror novel, THE BEETLE (1897). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1113. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 283. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 354. Bleiler (1978), p. 134. Reginald 09702. Not in Hubin (1994). Wolff 4566. Spine lean, rubbing to spine ends, corner tips and along outer joints and fore-edges, a very good copy. This first printing (dated 1898 on the title page) is uncommon. (#157133).
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