THE KISS OF ISIS AND THE MYSTERY OF CASTLEBOURNE. London: Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 1900. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-3] 4-306 [307-308: ads], original blue cloth, front panel stamped in red, spine panel stamped in gold, bottom edge rough trimmed. First edition. Two sensational supernatural novels, the first clearly imitative of his more famous older brother's Egyptian romances, while the second anticipates Doyle with a gigantic spectral hound, among other lively ghosts tackled by psychic investigators. Edward Arthur Haggard (1860-1925), like his brother Andrew, saw active service in Egypt. In 1892 he retired from the military with the rank of major. "In his retirement, he was active in military matters, organizing veteran's associations and militia units. Generally, however, his time seems to have been occupied with hunting, shooting, fishing and a little writing. His fiction, which is military in its preoccupations, was written under the pen name Arthur Amyand ... More than his brothers, Edward Haggard wrote short stories for male readership magazines." - Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, p. 269. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 101. Reginald 06517, Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Cloth lightly rubbed at edges, some minor bubbling of cloth, scattered foxing, mostly early and late, a very good copy. A handsome copy of a very scarce book. (#164446).
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