THE ROMANCE OF SORCERY. Sax ROHMER, 1883 - 1959 Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward.


London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1927. Third Edition. Hardcover. Third Edition. Octavo, original orange cloth titled and ruled in black. 223 pp, Index. A virtually fine copy in a near fine example of the original colour pictorial dust jacket. with artwork by Bip Pares. The jacket has slight darkening and a few very faint marks but is overall in remarkable nice, near fine codition. Originally priced at 3/6 on the spine panel, this copy has a price ticket of 4/ mounted overtop of the original price, with the notation "Including Extra War Costs"; this would make this a later issue with a new price issued sometime around 1940. First issued in 1920 and reissued in 1923 in a 'cheaper' edition, both of these editions had plain printed jackets, this is the first edition to bear a decorative pictorial jacket. Very Good in Dust Jacket. Item #311142

¶ Rohmer's only non-fiction work, a history of Magic and the Occult. Rohmer is best known as the author of the 'Fu Manchu' thrillers.

Price: $350.00