May 14, 2019 - Sale 2508

Sale 2508 - Lot 14

Price Realized: $ 281
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Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
[BURGESS, GELETT.] The Master of Mysteries. Illustrated by Karl Anderson and George Brehm. 8vo, publisher's red blind- and yellow-stamped cloth, minor rubbing to lower extremities, spine imprint letters rubbed; original [?] glassine dust jacket, tanned; discreet bookseller's label to front pastedown. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1912]

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first edition. "Acknowledgment of authorship was made in the book itself by means of a cipher: the first letters of the first words of the twenty-four stories read THE AUTHOR IS GELETT BURGESS; the last letters of the last words of the twenty-four stories read: false to life and false to art" (Queens Quorum 50).