A Bid for Fortune by Guy Boothby
Hardcover. Condition: Good. ~1899. Ward, Lock, and Co. (London). Previous owners signature in pencil on back of front endpage. 4th Edition
Boothby's Nikola may be the world's first modern super villain: he is a master of hypnotism and mind control, a telepathic adept, and an astral projectionist. He can cause ordinary men to see images in pools of liquid, and prophesy into the future. It's said that he knows the hour, moment, and method of his own demise.
Gold gilt lettering, uncut edges. Spine cocked. Tenderly bound. Includes artwork and plates by Stanley Wood and others. Top and bottom of spine have some wearm corners bumped and a little worn.
Generally good condition.