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1 Blackwood, AlgernonA Prisoner In Fairyland. 15100
MacMillan & Co.: London. 1913.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-506 [507-508: ads] + undated 8-page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, original decorated olive-green cloth, front panel stamped in gold and black, spine panel stamped in gold.

Both free endpapers browning, a little browning along page edges, a bright, unfaded and unmarked near fine (or better) copy.

Price: 150.00 GBP
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2 Blackwood, AlgernonJohn Silence: Five Stories. 10445
Richards Press: London. 1947.
Fifth printing.
First published in 1908, collects five stories of Blackwood's sychic detective: ''a sometimes overtalkative character who resembles Stoker's Van Helsing, Le Fanu's Dr. Hesselius, and especially Hodgson's Dr. Carnacki'' (Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-32).

''(1869-1951) UK writer and broadcaster, a leading exponent of supernatural fiction in the early 20th century; now best remembered for his ghost stories, in his day he was recognized also for his pantheistic fantasies and his books for children. Most of his fiction was derived from personal or mystical experience. AB's knowledge of occultism came from several years as an active member of the Golden Dawn (to which he was introduced by W.B. Yeats), prior to which he had studied Eastern wisdoms (he was a Buddhist in early life) and Theosophy. But his greatest inspiration - he said - came from a proximity to nature which imbued him with an enhanced consciousness, heightening his awareness of preternatural existence. His third book, JOHN SILENCE, PHYSICIAN EXTRAORDINARY (1908), was his most successful, and the income from it allowed him to become a full-time writer. It introduced the eponymous Occult Detective, and both popularized and gave credentials to that theme. John Silence was a doctor of the spirit who had studied for years to master the paranormal. The stories are mostly about possession, of either person or place. One series story omitted from the collection, ''A Victim of Higher Space'' (1914 Occult Review), was included in Day and Night Stories (1917); it showed his interest in other dimensions'' (Mike Ashley/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).

VG copy (lacking the dustjacket).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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3 Blackwood, AlgernonShort Stories Of To-day And Yesterday. 15878
George G. Harrap: London. 1930.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine, 2/6 priced on dustjacket. Collects ten stories.

Free endpapers part tanned, light spotting along page edges, else a near fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket with a little spine fade.

Price: 40.00 GBP
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4 Blackwood, AlgernonStrange Stories. 15140
William Heinemann: London. 1929.
First edition (& 1st printing).
748 pages.

Several gift inscriptions on front pastedown, page edges a little browned, a solid VG+ copy.

Price: 50.00 GBP
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5 Blackwood, AlgernonThe Dance Of Death And Other Stories. 32294
Pan Books: London. 1963.
First paperback edition.
Paperback original.
Collects six weird/ghost stories: ''disturbing tales of worlds half-glimpsed but never fully seen by a master of the weird and malevolent''. First published in hardcover in 1927. Pan G645.

Fine (unread) copy but for neat bookstore ink-stamp at top corner of inside front cover.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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6 Blackwood, AlgernonThe Dance Of Death And Other Tales. 42225
Herbert Jenkins: London. 1927.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Collects six weird/ghost stories: ''disturbing tales of worlds half-glimpsed but never fully seen by a master of the weird and malevolent''.

Front free endpaper missing, a little spine lean, spine faded (gilt lettering dulled), split along spine, a good copy.

Price: 20.00 GBP
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7 Blackwood, AlgernonThe Wave: An Egyptian Aftermath. 41295
MacMillan & Co.: London. 1916.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Octavo. Olive green cloth, gilt and blind stamped spine and cover. London; Macmillan & Co. (1916), 435 pps + 8 pp. catalogue at rear.

In Bleiler's Ckechlist of SF & Supernatural Fiction.

VG copy, gilt lettering bright on front cover but dulled on spine.

Price: 30.00 GBP
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