(#170922) THE PARASITE. Arthur Conan Doyle.

THE PARASITE. Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co., 1898. Small octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-124 [125] [126-128: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original pictorial yellow cloth, front panel stamped in red and black, spine panel stamped in black. Second impression. Published 3 December 1894 as the first book of the ill-fated The Acme Library series. The series was not a success and in 1897 the publisher reissued THE PARASITE with new preliminary leaves that removed all mention of The Acme Library. Constable reprinted the book in 1898. "Novella in which a repulsive medium falls in love with a young man, and uses her powers in an attempt to destroy him when he rejects her." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-21. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 552. Bleiler (1978), p. 63. Reginald 04501. Green and Gibson A17.a.ii. A clean, nearly fine copy of an attractive printing of this book. (#170922).

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