(#172206) REVENGE! Robert Barr.

REVENGE! London: Chatto & Windus, 1896. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-344 + 32 page publisher's catalogue dated "Sept. 1896" inserted at rear, twelve inserted plates with illustrations by Lancelot Speed, Stanley Wood, and G. Manton, title page printed in red and black, publisher's decorated burgundy cloth, front panel stamped in red and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, floral patterned endpapers. First edition. Collects twenty stories including supernatural, macabre, and criminous tales. "His contributions to macabre fiction were few but memorable. At the top of the list is his collection of nasty stories, REVENGE! (1896), for their time a surprisingly grim bunch." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 22. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 27. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 102. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 56. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 10. Hubin (1994), p. 51. Not in Bleiler (1948;1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). W. H. Smith & Sons Circulating Library label affixed to the front paste-down. Cloth lightly worn along lower edges, a very good copy. Unlike the American edition, this British edition is very scarce. (#172206).

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