(#170033) SHAPES IN THE FIRE. Shiel.

SHAPES IN THE FIRE. Boston: Roberts Bros. London: John Lane ..., 1896. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii] [1-3] 4-324 [325-332: ads], flyleaves at front and rear, original pictorial apple green cloth, front and rear panels stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold. First U.S. edition. The author's second collection of short fiction. Contains two of his best weird tales, "Vaila" (later revised as "The House of Sounds") and "Xelucha." "One of the landmark books of the genre." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1467. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-89. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 196. See Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature V, pp. 2192-96. Bleiler (1978), p. 179. Reginald 13032. Private owner's bookplate affixed to the front paste-down. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, cloth a bit soiled and spotted, mostly spine panel, a very good copy. Title page and cover designs signed "P.W." (#170033).

Price: $350.00

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