London: A.C. Fifield, 1910. [Strange Tale / Horror] FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.190; , advertisements; , catalogue. Publisher's dark blue cloth titled and decorated in gilt and white to spine and front board. Internally clean, trivial handling. A fine copy. A scarce piece of supernatural pseudo-scientific weirdness dealing with the emerging science of Necrology and the discoverer of the revolutionary Necrolite. As you do. Upward, now almost entirely forgotten, was a poet, lawyer, part time politician and occasional author. His main claims to fame are that he coined the word "Scientology" in 1901 (that went well), and committed suicide in 1926 apparently as a direct result of George Bernard Shaw winning the Nobel Prize, an honour which Upward considered due to himself. Item #54319
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