(#170053) THE THREE ENVELOPES. Hamilton Drummond.

THE THREE ENVELOPES. London: Stanley Paul & Co., n.d. [1912]. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii 9-319 [320: ads] + [48]-page publisher's catalogue dated "January, 1912" on page [1] inserted at rear, original tan cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. A very rare episodic novel of the supernatural by the author of the Victorian weird fiction collection GOBELIN GRANGE (1896). "In this story Mr. Hamilton Drummond breaks fresh ground -- there is the thrill of the weird and supernatural. It tells of one, Corley, who, weary of a humdrum existence, makes the acquaintance of a strange society -- The Society for Promoting Queer Results.' He is given three envelopes, each of which sends him forth on some lone, weird mission ..." (publisher's blurb). Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 41. Hubin (1994), p. 248. Loeber and Loeber D 203. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978; Day (1963) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Early owner's signature dated 1 March 1912 on the front free endpaper. Partial crack along inner rear hinge which is a bit weak, spine lean, a good copy. OCLC locates four copies, all in the UK. (#170053).

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