Item #21006 The House of Defence. E. F. BENSON.

The House of Defence. New York: The Authors and Newspapers Association, 1906.

First American Edition. O. B. dustjacket design, H. Richard Boehm color plates. "J. K. Gill Company Special Edition" statement at title page. Extremely rare Bleiler listed fantasy novel to be found in original decorative thin-paper dustjacket. A contemporary review states: "The author of ' Dodo' has written a ' thriller.' It is a spiritualistic story. Mr. Benson sets part of his story in the East, and part in London, and tells it in a manner to keep the reader wide awake and interested to the end". Not found in Hubin despite the "thriller" aspects of the novel and the theme of opium addiction. Near Fine bright copy in Very Good dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends, nickel sized chip at top front panel, some narrow strips of paper tape at verso at some edges.

Price: $350.00

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