(#170902) FROM WHOSE BOURNE ETC. Robert Barr.

FROM WHOSE BOURNE ETC. London: Chatto & Windus, 1893. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-277 [278: blank] [279: publisher's colophon] [280: blank] + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "April, 1893" on page [1] inserted at rear, 47 illustrations by C. M. D. Hammond, G. D. Hammond and Hal Hurst, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in white and black, spine panel stamped in white, black and gold, top edge untrimmed, other edges rough-trimmed, decorated endpapers with floral pattern printed in light green. First edition, first issue binding, earliest ads. The title story -- a short novel -- is a supernatural detective tale in which a man recruits a great detective from the spirit world to solve the crime his wife is suspected of committing. "Barr's most intriguing work ..." - Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 27. This British edition includes two stories, "One Day's Courtship" and "The Heralds of Fame," not included in the later U.S. edition. Barr, a Scot who grew up in Canada and later moved to England, was editor of THE IDLER, which he co-founded with Jerome K. Jerome. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-15. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 101. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 28. Bleiler (1978), p. 16. Reginald 00890. Hubin (1979), p. 24. (dropped from Hubin 1994). Slight spine lean, spine panel a bit tanned, some bubbling of cloth on front and rear covers, a very good copy. A very nice copy of a very scarce book. (#170902).

Price: $1,000.00

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