(#171174) THE LIGHT INVISIBLE. Robert Hugh Benson.

THE LIGHT INVISIBLE. London: Isbister & Company Limited, 1903. Octavo, pp. [1-2: blank] [i-vii] viii [ix-x] [1-3] 4-250 [251-260: ads], title leaf printed in red and black, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in white and gray, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition, first printing. The author's first book. Fifteen weird tales, including the noted ghost story, "The Traveller." Religious ghost stories, dogmatism offset by strong atmosphere, especially "The Watcher," "The Blood-Eagle," "Poena Damni," and "The Traveller." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 32. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 148. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia if Horror and the Supernatural, p. 30. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-18. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 70. Bleiler (1978), p. 21. Reginald 01139. Tiny nick to cloth at upper spine end, endpapers foxed, scattered foxing to first and last few leaves, a very good copy in a bright, attractive binding. The first printing of this UK edition is quite scarce, especially in such nice condition. (#171174).

Price: $750.00

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