HALF A MINUTE'S SILENCE AND OTHER STORIES. Maurice Baring.

HALF A MINUTE'S SILENCE AND OTHER STORIES. Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v [vi] vii [viii] ix-x 1-204 [note: first leaf is a blank preceding half title leaf], original blue cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First U.S. edition. Collects twenty-five stories including the author's outstanding horror story "Venus." "Although now neglected, Baring was regarded by his contemporaries as an original, highly skilled writer. Baring's contribution to horror and supernatural fiction consists primarily of stories collected in HALF A MINUTE'S SILENCE ..." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 22. The Doubleday, Page edition utilizes the UK sheets. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 26. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 96. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 119. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-6. See Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-15. Bleiler (1978), p. 15. Reginald 00864. Gold lettering on spine panel a bit dull, tiny closed tear in cloth at head of spine panel, else a nearly fine copy. (#67232).

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