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The Grand Inquisitor

Douglas, Donald

Editorial: Boni and Liveright Publishers, New York, 1925
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Robert Eldridge, Bookseller (Elizabethtown, NY, Estados Unidos de America)

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Douglas, Donald. The Grand Inquisitor. New York: Boni and Liveright Publishers, [1925]. First edition. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-318 [319] [320: blank]. Original black decorative cloth, spine stamped in purple, patterned endpapers, top edge stained red, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough-trimmed. Old bookseller's ticket on recto of rear free endpaper. Top edge stain faded, otherwise a fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with some darkening and dustiness to spine panel. #377. $225. Smith D-511. Bleiler Checklist (1978), p. 63. The hero of the novel of the mad goes mad and is plagued by a ghost. ". a breath-taking, curious and profoundly moving psychic drama, amazingly conceived and ingeniously worked out. Not in any way a thesis novel, it contains nevertheless disturbing implications about our ideas on morality and our social organization. It is a tale, too, for those who like mystery and terror." -- Burton Roscoe, from a review quoted on the jacket. N° de ref. de la librería 377

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Título: The Grand Inquisitor

Editorial: Boni and Liveright Publishers, New York

Año de publicación: 1925

Encuadernación: Hardback

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: First Edition.

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When I began my bookselling business in 1996 I called it "Eldritch Books" because that adjective at least partly covered the type of material I offered (and because its similarity to my own surname seemed so -- eldritch). "Ghost stories" would be another handy, if somewhat reductive, term. Most of it is fiction from the 19th and early 20th century with a strong emphasis on the fantastic. Since the most familiar and relevant genre terms in use today -- "science fiction," "fantasy," "supernatural," "horror" -- were not so much in use when these books were first published, pegging them that way can be anachronistic. But that should give you the general idea. I don't have much in the way of American pulp (either in magazine or specialty press book form) but otherwise my interests range widely from high-brow to middle-brow to low-brow to amateur/eccentric. You're more likely to find rare and obscure works here than high spots. (Or at least they're obscure now, whatever their status was when first published.) In 2001 I went to work for L. W. Currey as cataloguer and general assistant. Since 2014 I've been back working on my own. I have exhibited at convention fairs (such as WFC and Readercon) in the past. I began collecting and studying antiquarian fantasy around 1980. Some of my essays have appeared in genre publications such as NYRSF, Wormwood and F&SF. I tend to carefully research my inventory and write extensive notes. (If another dealer wishes to make use of any of these notes, I'd appreciate the courtesy of putting such excerpts in quotes and giving proper attribution to me. That's what I do when I quote from any of my reference works.) I will be gradually listing my inventory on ABE over the coming years. I hope you find something of interest.

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