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CAPTAINS OF SOULS .. by  Edgar Wallace - First Edition - [1922]. - from L. W. Currey, Inc. and


by Wallace, Edgar

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Boston: Small, Maynard and Company Publishers, [1922].. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-362, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore-edge rough trimmed. First edition. "Ambrose Sault finds a quasi-scientific way to insert his soul into another man's body before he is hanged for murder. The novel is long and breezy and a bit confusing, a comedy of manners at some points, a melodrama at others." - Robert Eldridge. The first UK edition appeared the following year from John Long. Bleiler (1978), p. 202 (coding "Personality Exchange). Reginald 14792. Hubin, p. 831. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy (III), p. 83, calling this "one of the scarcer of the 1920s Wallace hardbacks"; from the author's inscription on his copy he inferred "that Wallace regarded this work as his first attempt at serious fiction." Front free endpaper missing, gold spine lettering tarnished, else a very good, clean copy. (#148133)
  • Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 148133
  • Author: Wallace, Edgar
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Small, Maynard and Company Publishers
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: [1922].
  • Keywords: Fantastic Crime; Mystery & Crime; Personality Exchange


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