Maskell, W[illiam]

Edité par James Toovey, London, 1872
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Éditeur : James Toovey, London

Date d'édition : 1872

Reliure : Hardcover

Edition : 1st Edition

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Small octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-122 [123-124: ads], inserted frontispiece, original decorated brown cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, cream coated endpapers. First edition. Miscellany of nonfiction and fiction, largely local history and folklore, by a prolific UK author of books on religious and antiquarian topics. Contents comprise a long article (54 pages) on Bude Haven, a town on the north Cornwall coast; "The Desecrated Chancel," a grisly nonfiction account of the autopsy of a woman who had died three months earlier of arsenic poisoning and the subsequent trial of the man accused of the murder; "The Mystery of Owen Parfitt," a nonfiction account of a famous unresolved case of mysterious disappearance (claimed by some to be a supernatural occurrence) in which an elderly cripple vanished without a trace in 1768 in Somerset county; "Two Disagreeable Nights," women trapped in close dark places at night (church and bedroom respectively) with madmen; and three short supernatural sketches, "The Story of the Robbery at H -," ghost of murdered servant leads master to his grave and hiding place of stolen goods which results in arrest of killer, "The Hell Fire Club," Devil comes for dissipate college student, short but effective, and "Farmer Arundel's Dream," a series of vivid dreams compels a prosperous rural landowner to travel 30 miles to a town he has never visited where an itinerant worker is on trial for a murder he did not commit, farmer had interviewed the man on the date of murder many miles from the scene of the crime and his testimony and record book saves the man from the gallows. Mild wear to cloth at spine ends, a bright, near fine copy. (#151811). N° de réf. du libraire 151811

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