THE DIVINE EVENT. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-357  [359-360: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, front and spine panels stamped in white. First edition. The posthumously published last novel by William Nathaniel Harben (1858-1919), a prolific American novelist whose fiction is set mostly in rural Georgia. Here Harben "breaks away from his familiar scenes of rural Georgia to write a thrilling narrative set in and around New York ... It is a story full of mystery and the thrill of the unknown, working through scenes of suspense and tense interest to the happy ending of Lucia's quest." - publisher's blurb. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 H-173. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Reginald (1979; 1992) or Day, Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Water stain to lower edges of cloth and text block, a very good copy in four-color pictorial dust jacket with dust soiling, water stains, and short closed tears at edges. Still a nice example of this striking and uncommon jacket. (#157227).
"Published September, 1920" and code "H-U" (August 1920) on copyright page.