Item #310600 THE MASTER OF SILENCE. A Romance. Irving BACHELLER.


New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1892. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. First Edition. Octavo, original green cloth titled in gilt, embossed and titled in darker green on front panel. 176 pp + [8] pp publisher's catalogue at rear. The author's first book. According to the author, Webster sold 600 copies of the book before they went bankrupt. Old ink name, address and date on title page (dated July, 1892). Corners soft, spine panel a bit dull; a very good copy. Very Good. Item #310600

¶ Gothic novel. A man living in utter seclusion, attended by deaf mutes, surrounded by a wall within which are lions and lethal snakes. He has raised a son, a sort of a Jesus-like figure with incredible paranormal powers of character analysis, thought reading and great artistic ability.

Price (USD): $40.00