THE BLACK OPAL: A FANTASTIC ROMANCE. London: Jarrolds Publishers (London) Limited, n.d. . Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] 7-315 [316: printer's imprint] [317-320: ads], original gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Weird "mystery thriller of an ancient talisman of extraterrestrial origin; from the planet Saturn. A fantasy set in France during World War I." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 65. Anna Elizabeth, Countess de Brémont (1849?-1922) was an American singer, journalist and novelist who spent much of her life in England. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Day (1963) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Early owner's signature at top edge of front paste-down. Cloth rubbed along outer joints, a very good copy. A very scarce book. (#164048).
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