A ROMAN MYSTERY. London: Digby, Long & Co., 1899. Octavo, pp. [1-4]  2-312 [313-316: ads] + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "October, 1899" inserted at rear, original gray-green cloth, front panel stamped in blind and black, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear cover, all edges untrimmed, floral patterned endpapers. First edition. "Sensational novel of Roman society and Vatican politics; Gothic intrigues set among ruinous castles and decayed bloodlines, latter notably manifest in homicidal lycanthrope confined to former." - Robert Knowlton. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-9. Bleiler (1948), p. 37. Hubin (1994), p. 41. Not in Bleiler (1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Spine panel just a bit darkened, a couple of tiny spots to cloth, partial hairline crack along inner front hinge, but a tight, very good copy. (#148015).
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