A FALLEN IDOL. F. Anstey, Thomas Anstey Guthrie.

A FALLEN IDOL. New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1886. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-334 [335-344: ads], original decorated light green wrappers printed in dark green. First U.S. edition? Issued as "Lippincott's Series of Select Novels," number 46 (June 12, 1886). Possibly the first American edition. The American Catalogue lists six editions, most if not all pirated, published in 1886 by Ivers, Lippincott, Lovell, Munro (two editions), and Ogilvie. This is perhaps a later printing of the Lippincott edition: The list of available books in "Lippincott's Series of Select Novels" on the inside front cover offers titles published through number 83. The author's fifth book. A spoof in which "Western occultism proves to be a match for an evil Mahatma." - Bleiler (ed), Five Victorian Ghost Novels (1971), p. xiii. "... Anstey's best novel." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-6. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 26. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, p. 762. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 34. Bleiler (1978), p. 9. Reginald 00357. Covers worn and creased, spine lean, a good copy. (#165907).

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