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Title: Novel of the White Powder Title Record # 1039570
Author: Arthur Machen
Date: 1895-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: The brother of the narrator is prescribed a drug by his doctor, but the lot given him has degraded in such a way as to become the same potion given victims at the historical Witches' Sabbaths, resulting in his physical degeneration but inability to stop taking it.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1895 The Novel of the White Powder
Year Language Title
1968Translated by Jacques Parsons (amputated of the prologue and the conclusion), first in Le cachet noir, suivi de deux autres histoires surnaturelles, Paris, Flammarion, "L'Age d'Or", 1968.
French Histoire de la poudre blanche
1969Translated by Herbert Preissler
German Die Geschichte vom weißen Pulver
1970Translated by Ruud Löbler
Dutch Het Witte Poeder
1978 French Histoire de la poudre blanche
1982Translated by Giuseppe Lippi
Italian La storia della polvere bianca

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Three Imposters; or, The Transmutations 1895-00-00 Arthur Machen John Lane     290+
14+
16
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Three Imposters; or, The Transmutations 1895-00-00 Arthur Machen Roberts Brothers   $1.00 215
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Aubrey Beardsley  
The House of Souls 1906-00-00 Arthur Machen E. Grant Richards     xiii+
513
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
The House of Souls 1906-00-00 Arthur Machen E. Grant Richards   6/- xiii+
513
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The House of Souls 1923-00-00 Arthur Machen Grant Richards   7/6 xiii+
513
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Three Impostors 1926-00-00 Arthur Machen Martin Secker   3/6 203
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
More Ghosts and Marvels: A Selection of Uncanny Tales from Walter Scott to Michael Arlen 1927-00-00 ed. V. H. Collins Oxford University Press (The World's Classics #323)   2/- viii+
498
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Three Impostors 1927-00-00 Arthur Machen Alfred A. Knopf   $2.50 xix+
287
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Beware After Dark!: The Worlds Most Stupendous Tales of Mystery, Horror, Thrills and Terror 1929-08-00 ed. T. Everett Harré The Macaulay Company   $2.50 461
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Three Impostors 1930-00-00 Arthur Machen Alfred A. Knopf     287
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
The House of Souls 1936-00-00 Arthur Machen The Richards Press   3/6 xiii+
513
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Three Impostors 1938-00-00 Arthur Machen Alfred A. Knopf   $1.00 306
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni  
Famous Fantastic Mysteries, September 1944 1944-09-00 ed. Mary Gnaedinger All-Fiction Field, Inc.   $0.25 132
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag Lawrence Checkmark
Super Science and Fantastic Stories, June 1945 1945-06-00 ed. Alden H. Norton Popular Publications, Inc.; Toronto, Canada   C$0.15 84
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag  
Strange and Fantastic Stories: Fifty Tales of Terror, Horror, and Fantasy 1946-00-00 ed. Joseph A. Margolies Whittlesey House   $3.75 x+
762
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth George Salter Checkmark
Tales of Horror and the Supernatural 1948-00-00 Arthur Machen Alfred A. Knopf   $3.95 xxiii+
427
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Horror and the Supernatural 1948-00-00 Arthur Machen Alfred A. Knopf   $3.95 xxiii+
427
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Horror and the Supernatural 1948-00-00 Arthur Machen Alfred A. Knopf   $3.95 xxiii+
427
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Horror and the Supernatural 1949-00-00 Arthur Machen The Richards Press   12/- 427
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Spine Chillers: an Anthology of Mystery and Horror 1961-00-00 ed. Elizabeth Lee Elek   25/- 528
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Ghosts and Things 1962-00-00 ed. Hal Cantor Berkley Medallion F666 $0.50 160
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Monster Festival 1965-00-00 ed. Eric Protter Vanguard Press   $4.95 286
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Edward Gorey Checkmark
The Novel of the White Powder 1965-00-00 Arthur Machen Corgi GN7270 3/6 158
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
The Black Crusade 1966-00-00 Arthur Machen Corgi GN7392 3/6 158
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Tales of Horror and the Supernatural 1970-00-00 Arthur Machen John Baker     427
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
De Grote God Pan 1970-00-00 Arthur Machen Bruna (Zwarte Beertjes #1321) 90-229-1321-X ƒ2.75 191
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Dick Bruna Checkmark
The Three Impostors 1972-06-00 Arthur Machen Ballantine Books (Ballantine Adult Fantasy #48) 0-345-02643-8 $1.25 xiv+
194
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Robert LoGrippo Checkmark
Tales of Horror and the Supernatural: Volume 2 1973-12-00 Arthur Machen Pinnacle Books 523-00282 $0.95 284
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Tales of Horror and the Supernatural: Volume 2 1975-00-00 Arthur Machen Panther 0-586-04296-2 £0.60 260
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Living in Fear: A History of Horror in the Mass Media 1975-00-00 Les Daniels Charles Scribner's Sons 0-684-14342-9 $12.95 [8]+
248
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
non-fic David Lunn Checkmark
Tales of Horror and the Supernatural: Volume 2 1976-08-00 Arthur Machen Pinnacle Books 0-523-00892-9 $1.95 284
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
The Best Ghost Stories 1977-06-00 ed. uncredited Hamlyn 0-600-38242-7 £4.95 750
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
La pyramide de feu 1978-06-00 Arthur Machen Retz-Franco Maria Ricci (La bibliothèque de babel #4) 2-7256-0329-3   173
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Van Edgar Allan Poe tot Roald Dahl: De Vijftig Beste Griezel-Verhalen 1980-00-00 ed. Erik Lankester Publiboek / Baart 90-6513-012-8   514
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Kate Higgins Checkmark
Histoires de maléfices 1981-10-16 ed. Roland Stragliati, Jacques Goimard Presses Pocket (La grande anthologie du fantastique #9) 2-266-01072-7   328
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth C. Broutin Checkmark
Il gran dio Pan e altre storie soprannaturali 1982-05-03 Arthur Machen Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Oscar #1520) 21410-6 4,000 Lit 304
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Paolo Tassinari , Pierpaolo Vetta  
Tales of Horror and the Supernatural 1983-11-00 Arthur Machen Pinnacle Books 0-523-42111-7 $6.95 408
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Phantastische Welten 1984-11-00 ed. Franz Rottensteiner Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #137) 3-518-37568-7 DM 7.00 456
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Tom Breuer Checkmark
Phantastische Welten 1985-00-00 ed. Franz Rottensteiner Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #137) 3-518-37568-7 DM 8.00 456
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Tom Breuer  
Tales of the Dark #2 1987-09-00 ed. Lincoln Child St. Martin's Press 0-312-90769-9 $3.50 x+
181
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Devils & Demons: A Treasury of Fiendish Tales Old & New 1987-09-00 ed. Marvin Kaye, Saralee Kaye Doubleday / SFBC 10336 $6.98 xv+
587
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Edward Gorey Checkmark
Devils & Demons: A Treasury of Fiendish Tales Old & New 1987-09-16 ed. Marvin Kaye, Saralee Kaye Doubleday 0-385-18563-4 $15.95 xv+
587
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Edward Gorey  
Famous Fantastic Mysteries 1991-08-00 ed. Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg, Martin H. Greenberg Gramercy Books 0-517-05577-5 $10.00 xiii+
449
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Virgil Finlay Checkmark
Tales of Horror and the Supernatural 1997-00-00 Arthur Machen Tartarus Press 1-872621-25-2 £25.00 xv+
391
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
La grande anthologie du fantastique: 3 1997-02-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Roland Stragliati Omnibus (France) (La grande anthologie du fantastique (Omnibus) #3) 2-258-03654-2 F155.00 1350
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth
Arnold Böcklin?Arnold Boecklin
 
The Three Impostors and Other Stories 2001-04-00 Arthur Machen Chaosium (Call of Cthulhu Fiction #6030) 1-56882-132-8 $13.95 xix+
234
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni Harry Fassl Checkmark
H.P. Lovecraft's Favorite Weird Tales: The Roots of Modern Horror 2005-11-00 ed. Douglas A. Anderson Cold Spring Press 1-59360-056-9 $14.00 391
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Daniel Govar Checkmark
H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural: Classic Tales of the Macabre 2007-06-25 ed. Stephen Jones Fall River Press 978-0-7607-9123-3   xxvi+
354
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Three Impostors 2010-12-31 Arthur Machen Wildside Press 978-1-4344-2837-0 $14.99 308
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni  
The Three Imposters; or, The Transmutations 2011-03-08 Arthur Machen Project Gutenberg 35517    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The White People and Other Weird Stories 2011-09-27 Arthur Machen Penguin Books (US) (Penguin Classics) 978-1-101-55268-1 $12.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Sam Weber  
The White People and Other Weird Stories 2011-12-01 Arthur Machen Penguin Books (Penguin Classics) 978-0-14-310559-6 £9.99 416
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Sam Weber Checkmark
The Ghost of Fear and Others 2012-01-01 ed. S. T. Joshi Dark Renaissance Books   $16.95  
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Three Impostors 2014-02-10 Arthur Machen Aziloth Books 978-1-909735-38-5 $7.99 122
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
The Three Imposters 2014-05-02 Arthur Machen Flame Tree 451 (Fantastic Fiction) 978-1-78361-238-3 £5.99 192
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
The Ghost of Fear and Others 2016-11-19 ed. S. T. Joshi Dark Regions Press 978-1-62641-222-4 $20.95 372
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
The White People and Other Weird Stories 2017-01-26 Arthur Machen Penguin Books (Penguin Classics) 978-0-241-30951-3 £5.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Tales of Horror and the Supernatural: Volume 2 date unknown Arthur Machen Pinnacle Books   $1.50 284
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
The White People and Other Weird Stories date unknown Arthur Machen Penguin Books (US) (Penguin Classics) 978-0-14-310559-6 $16.00 377
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Sam Weber Checkmark
The White People and Other Weird Stories date unknown Arthur Machen Penguin Books (US) (Penguin Classics) 978-0-14-310559-6 $18.00 377
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Sam Weber Checkmark
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