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John Silence, Physician Extraordinary

Algernon Blackwood

Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) was a British journalist and writer who is most famous for his ghost stories. This collection of short stories was first published by Eveleigh Nash in 1908. There is no copy in any U.K. library of the Fisher Unwin edition. There was another Popular Edition also published in 1922, but with a price of 2 shillings and a different jacket design.

First edition, thus

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Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin

Series: Popular edition

Year: 1922

Format: 16mo

Pages: 318

Binding: Blue cloth with letters TFU intertwined in centre of cover in black and four small designs at corners; title, author and publisher in black on spine; oval on rear cover in black advertising Wright's Coal Tar soap

Size: 179 x 116 mm

Dust jacket: signed Blam, lower left corner

Internal illustrations: none

Price: 2 shillings 6 pence

Image of dust jacket

Dust jacket (click to enlarge)

Printing history: Popular edition (T. Fisher Unwin Ltd), 1922

Printed by: The Mayflower Press, Plymouth. William Brendon & Son, Ltd

Notes: Blampied's signature was on the small piece missing from the bottom left hand corner of the front panel of the jacket.

Image of dust jacket

Panel of jacket in Blampied's album (click to enlarge)