THE ONE BEFORE. London: Grant Richards, 1902. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xii 1-230  [232: blank], 87 illustrations by Tom Browne, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in black and white, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. "Ansteyan fantasy about a ring which causes each of its owners to take on the personality traits of the previous one. The central motif is more interesting than the ones tiredly exhibited by the common run of Ansteyan pastiches." – Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-282. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Literature 1279. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 742. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 401. Bleiler (1978), p. 153. Reginald 11120. NCBEL IV 698. Corner tips a trifle soft, a bright, nearly fine copy. (#95557).
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