(#169936) BROOD OF THE WITCH-QUEEN. Sax Rohmer, Arthur S. Ward.

BROOD OF THE WITCH-QUEEN. London: C. Arthur Pearson, Limited, 1918. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [[ix-x] [1] 2-212, original decorated olive green cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in black and blind. First edition. Egyptian mummy is restored to life and practices ancient sorcerer's lore in twentieth century London. Noted by H. P. Lovecraft in his Supernatural Horror in Literature as among the best novels of supernatural horror evoking a mood similar to Stoker's DRACULA. "Despite occasional dated prose, the novel remains one of the best pictures of the evil sorcerer, his equipment, his attitudes, and his methods of operation, and shows the difficulty the ordinary human being has in dealing with someone adept in the black arts." - Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 178-80. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-167. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1404. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 185. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 169. Reginald 12367. Day, p. 6 (citing later editions). Gift inscription dated Christmas 1918 on the half title page. Hairline cracks along inner hinges, but both still holding tight, pulpy text paper tanned, a sound, very good copy. Cheap British wartime production. An above average copy of a very scarce book. (#169936).

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