£100,000 VERSUS GHOSTS. A NOVEL. Mrs. Robert Jocelyn, Ada Maria.

£100,000 VERSUS GHOSTS. A NOVEL. [London]: F. V. White & Co., 1888. Octavo, two volumes: pp. [1-8] [1] 2-237 [238: printer's imprint] [239-240: blank]; [1-8] [1] 2-250 [251: blank] [252: printer's imprint], original pictorial blue gray cloth, front panels stamped in black and gold, spine panels stamped in gold, publisher's monograms stamped in black on rear panels. First edition. "Mystery novel of ghosts and haunting; solidly supernatural and a far cry from the author's usual product -- horsey novels." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 123. Ouida and Whyte-Melville were Jocelyn's principal literary models. Her fiction which is by turns dashing, jokey (particularly her ghost stories about 'spooks'), military and horsey ... Jocelyn wrote plays and apparently gave up fiction around 1898." - Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, p. 336. Wolff 3698. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Cloth worn at edges, spines leaned, Regent Library label on front cover of volume two, label removed from front cover of volume one, fore-edges foxed, endpapers tanned at edges, a good copy. A scarce book. (#165897).

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