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1 Conway (Hugh) (pseudonym of Frederick J. Fargus) Called Back.
NY: William L. Allison Company, [ca.1890) 
Blue decorative cloth, front cover crest in black with the legend: Arundel Edition; spine designed and lettered in gilt and black. Paper browned, light shelf wear, quite a nice copy. First published in England as an Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual in 1883. CALLED BACK was a best-selling book in Britain, and established the pattern for the "Shilling Shockers" which were to become so prevalent. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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2 Conway (Hugh) (pseudonym of Frederick J. Fargus) Called Back.
NY: Optimus Printing Co., [c.1890] 
176pp. Original wrappers. Base of spine chipped away, edges of covers and first leaf quite chipped, with some loss to text on cover, paper browned, about very good otherwise. Issued as No. 14 in the GOLDEN GEM LIBRARY. Unfortunately, the date is chipped from the spine, and so is uncertain. First published in England as an Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual in 1883. CALLED BACK was a best-selling book in Britain, and established the pattern for the "Shilling Shockers" which were to become so prevalent.. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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3 Conway (Hugh) (pseudonym of Frederick J. Fargus) Called Back.
NY: Norman L. Munro, 1884. 
8vo. Original tan wrappers designed and printed in black. 112pp. + 4 leaves of publisher's ads and three blank leaves at the rear. Issued as Vol. 1, No. 215 in Munro's Library, Pocket Size. Published Sept. 4, 1884. Chipping at edges of covers and base of spine, large piece gone from upper corner of cover, just affecting a few words of text on the cover, some creasing, about very good. At the bottom of the front cover is the legend: "SPECIAL EDITION". A very early American issue o f t h i s f a m o u s book, which was first published in England as an Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual in 1883. CALLED BACK was a best-selling book in Britain, and established the pattern for the "Shilling Shockers" which were to become so preval en t. Se e Lo ck e : SP EC TR UM O F FANTASY, Vol 1. for a description of the British edition, and a discussion of the book's history. There are innumerable editions and issues; this is surely one of the first American issues. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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