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    Josephine Daskam Bacon. The Strange Cases of Dr. Stanchon. New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1913. First edition. Octavo. 362 pp. Frontispiece by W. J. Aylward. Publisher's orange cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in blind; original illustrated dust jacket. Corners a little rubbed, minor edgewear, spine sunned, some minor soiling along joints. Bookseller's ticket to front free endpaper recto. Internally a clean, tight copy; top edge darkened, very minor edgewear. Dust jacket unclipped (price $1.30); moderate edgewear, chipping to head and foot of spine panel and corners, 0.5-inch open tear in top edge of back panel, front panel slightly creased, minor soiling on back panel, somewhat rubbed but picture still clear, spine panel reinforced on verso with clear tape. Very good book with very good dust jacket. Considered scarce in this condition and dust jacket.

    "The series called The Strange Cases of Dr. Stanchon... shows instances occurring among the clientele of a famous brain specialist, where the materialist might put aside the explanation of the supernatural, only to be confronted by still greater problems. The relation between insanity and ghostliness in recent fiction is significant and forms the crux of many a story since Poe... We come to agree with the specialist that every person is more or less paranoiac, and none more so than he who scoffs at the supernatural." Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 B-64. Scarborough, The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction 1917 (p. 254; 289 and 299 pp). Bleiler (1948), p. 37. Not in Bleiler (1978).

    In addition to her poetry collections and mystery novels, Josephine Daskam Bacon is perhaps best known for her involvement in the formation of the Girl Scouts and her hand in creating the original Girl Scout Handbook.

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