Chicago and New York: Rand, McNally and Company, 1894. [Supernatural] FIRST EDITION THUS. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.232. Publisher's red cloth over boards. Gilt titles to upper and spine. Gilt ruling and floral device to upper. Title page lettered in black and red. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Leaves moderately toned, but clean. Light offsetting to title-page facing leaves. Inscription in light pencil to flyleaf. Edges toned. Toning to spine, minor rubbing to boards. Wear to binding extremities. Very good. First published in 1885 in Belgravia Magazine, this collection's titular tale boasts one of the first ever story-lines involving astral projection and body switching. The book also includes 'The Captain of the Pole Star,' 'J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement, 'John Huxford's Hiatus,' 'A Literary Mosaic,' 'John Barrington Cowles,' and 'The Ring of Thoth.'. Item #63838
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