SILENCED. London: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1904. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5  7  9-320, eight inserted plates with illustrations by Sidney Paget and Gordon Browne, original pictorial bevel-edged blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. Series of six linked sensational crime stories, four first published in THE STRAND MAGAZINE. The stories are related by patients to a philanthropic doctor who operates Sherwood Towers, a sanatorium in rural England. Three of the stories, "The Man Who Disappeared," "Spangle-winged" and "The Blue Laboratory," are weird tales or science fiction. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1468. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1994), p. 566. Formerly Frederic Dannay's copy, signed by him as "Barnaby Ross" and "Ellery Queen" on the half title page. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, front free endpaper missing, a very good copy with bright cover stamping. (#164429).
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