QUESTIONABLE SHAPES. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1903. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-5] 6-219 [220: blank] [221-224: ads] [225-226: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], four inserted plates, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. Three supernatural novellas; "His Apparition," "The Angel of the Lord," and "Though One Rose from the Dead." These stories introduce the psychologist Wanhope, who explains scientifically the ghost stories told by members of his dinner club. "For the connoisseur of ghost stories, 'His Apparition' is a sophisticated gem, being not so much about ghosts as about the telling of ghost stories, exploiting some of the conventions and turning others upside down."- Robert Eldridge. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-101. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-96. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 865. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 432. Bleiler (1978), p. 104. Reginald 07501. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 H-936. BAL 9752. Faint damp stain on front cover, top edge of text block dusty, a bright, tight, very good copy. (#75296).
"Published May, 1903" on copyright page.