THE BLACK FOX. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First U.S. edition. Anglican clergyman uses magical Arabic ritual to kill a rival and unleashes ancient dark forces. "An interesting old-fashioned occult story in a well-rendered Victorian setting. Excellent use of period and ecclesiastical detail ..." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-139. "Basically 'Green Tea' in modern form." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 786. "Superb Jamesian novel of the 'Stalls of Barchester Cathedral" type." - Pardoe, The James Gang, p. 9. Reginald 07000. Boards just a bit faded towards edges, boards lightly rubbed along bottom edges, a very good copy in very good dust jacket with light wear and several short tears at edges, lightly tanned spine panel, and small internal tape mend to the short closed tear at upper edge of the rear panel. (#157568).
"FIRST EDITION / I-A" on copyright page.