THE CASTLE OF EHRENSTEIN; ITS LORDS SPIRITUAL AND TEMPORAL; ITS INHABITANTS EARTHLY AND UNEARTHLY. James.
THE CASTLE OF EHRENSTEIN; ITS LORDS SPIRITUAL AND TEMPORAL; ITS INHABITANTS EARTHLY AND UNEARTHLY ...
THE CASTLE OF EHRENSTEIN; ITS LORDS SPIRITUAL AND TEMPORAL; ITS INHABITANTS EARTHLY AND UNEARTHLY ...

THE CASTLE OF EHRENSTEIN; ITS LORDS SPIRITUAL AND TEMPORAL; ITS INHABITANTS EARTHLY AND UNEARTHLY. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1847. Octavo, three volumes: pp. [1-4] [1] 2-303 [304: printer's imprint]; [1-4] [1] 2-301 [302-304: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank]; [1-4] [1] 2-306 [307: ad] [308: blank], publisher's 32-page catalogue dated January 1847 and single leaf advertising THE CALCUTTA REVIEW at rear of volume one, title pages printed in red and black, original drab boards with quarter black cloth shelf back, printed paper labels affixed to spine panels, all edges untrimmed. First edition. "... a Radcliffean tale of the explained supernatural ..." - Punter, The Literature of Terror, p. 174. "... his masterpiece of terror ... a superb portrayal of a ghost-riddled castle spoiled only at the end by its natural solution." - Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 103. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-44. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 900. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2-53. Block, The English Novel 1740-1850, p. 120. Sadleir 1251. Wolff 3503. Small leather Brackenburn bookplates affixed to each paste-down. Some wear to corner tips and fore-edges of the boards, otherwise a fine copy with all half titles, publisher's advertisements, and blank leaf (at rear of volume two) present where called for. Now uncommon in the trade. No copy of this book has appeared at public auction since 25 March 1976, when a nasty example brought $20 at Swann Galleries. (#135389).

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