Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1897. First edition, first impression. Hardback. A very good copy. An important collection of 14 short works of horror / weird fiction. His Unconquerable Enemy, set in India, follows a tortured and dismembered anti-hero, Neranya, and his superhuman feat of escape. In The Monster Maker, a scientist creates a monster - think The Thing - that becomes uncontrollable, leading to chaos and destruction. The Permanent Stiletto follows a man who teeters on the edge of death due to a knife lodged in his aorta. A superb collection, and a highlight of the genre. A slight lean, some bumping and wear to the tips, some offsetting. [10363, Hyraxia Books].