William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1912. A curious collection of strange tales from the acclaimed thriller writer and creator of gentleman spy Richard Hannay. FIRST EDITION, COLONIAL ISSUE. Octavo; pp.324 + 4 (ads). Publisher's slate grey cloth titled in gilt with silver moon to spine and similar monogram motif to upper. Cloth is clean and bright, with some moderate, acceptable edgewear, discreet ownername to pastedown. This is the uncommon Colonial edition, which did not contain the 64-page catalogue after the integral adverts. The binding matches the home market version except for the publisher's large monogram stamp to the rear board stating "Only for circulation in India and British Colonies". This particulalr copy was sold in Australia and bears a Sydney booksellers' ticket. Item #40252
See Haining; Crime Fiction p193-4. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature .
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