The Black Fox

A rare first printing of Gerald Heard's story of Victorian black magic...


Gerald Heard


Cassell, London, 1950
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Printing Details

First edition, first impression. Hardback in dustwrapper. 19 × 13cm, 234pp

A demon lurks at the heart of the Church in this classic fantasy of black magic set in Victorian England...

Canon Throcton is a brilliant scholar, but the men of the Church can’t bring themselves to trust him. His devoted study of Hebrew and Arabic has drawn him far from their intellectual center, and his interest in the obscure writings of the Middle East verges on heresy. The Canon knows his brothers in the cathedral don’t take him seriously, but he doesn’t care. A great and terrible power hides within him, and he’ll unleash it even if it destroys the Church, the town, and everyone he holds dear. When a junior colleague is elevated above him, the Canon reaches into his darkest volume of forbidden lore and tries his hand at black magic. It works better than he ever could have dreamed. His enemy is destroyed and he feels the tug of unimaginable power. He’s taken the first step along the road to damnation—and soon he’ll burn...


A very good copy. The dustwrapper is a little crinkled along the top edge and with a small area of loss and closed tear to the rear panel. It has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve. The book is in very good condition, with clean pages and secure binding.

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