ULTRA: A STORY OF PRE-NATAL INFLUENCE. Los Angles: The Times-Mirror Press, 1923. Octavo, pp. [1-13] 14-365 [366:blank], three inserted plates, original decorated green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. A tragic religious occult melodrama "that all parents should read" about the "realities and results of pre-natal influence ..." The story of "a beautiful girl brought up amid rural scenes and mystical environments. After her marriage, the worst elements in her character were developed, which attracted a soul of similar traits, which then becomes the central figure of the theme, proving the theory that 'like attracts like'" (publisher's blurb). Hopefully, the author's only book. Reginald 07612. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 H-1038. Gift inscription on the verso of the half title leaf. A fine copy in very good dust jacket printed on pink paper stock.
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