Ghost Stories [Flaxman Low]

Fair. Item #11674

London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1916. Reissue of the 1899 Edition (sometimes seen described as a Second Edition or Impression), containing only the first six of that edition's twelve stories. 12mo; 117pp + publisher's imprint & 2pp ads. Publisher's blue-gray cloth with dark blue/black lettering, Boards heavily rubbed and pushed along edges, corners, and spine ends, with a good amount of soiling / smudging to surface and scuffing down joints. Front joint cracked. Half title, full title, and a couple interior pages cleanly separated but laid in, with a few other interior pages close to the same. Opens easily between gatherings with occasional gaps between. Binding feels a bit loose but otherwise holding. Pages toned and brittle, but unmarked. Rough copy, but complete.

Collection of stories following the adventures of Flaxman Low -- fiction's first Psychic Detective -- published under pseudonym by Hesketh Hesketh-Prichard and his mother, Kate O'Brien Ryall Prichard. The stories originally appeared in Pearson's Magazine from 1898 - 1899, with a first book collection by Pearson in 1899.

[Bleiler Supernatural 799].

Price: $150.00