STRANGE PAGES FROM FAMILY PAPERS. Dyer, Thiselton.

STRANGE PAGES FROM FAMILY PAPERS. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company Limited, 1895. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii] [1] 2-319 [320: blank], eight inserted plates with illustrations by R. Hope, original bevel-edged maroon cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, slate coated endpapers. First edition. Fictionalized "true" accounts, all sketchy, some criminous and supernatural; family skeletons in the closet, fatal curses, screaming skulls, indelible blood stains, curious secrets, weird possessions, Devil compacts, fatal passion, and more, similar to Elliott O'Donnell's collections. A little drier than the work of Catherine Crowe in THE NIGHT SIDE OF NATURE. Hubin (1994), p. 256. A clean, bright, nearly fine copy. A very scarce book. (#148933).

Price: $450.00

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