SARDIA: A STORY OF LOVE. Boston: Lee and Shepard, Publishers ... New York: Chas. T. Dillingham, 1891. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6  8-299 [300: blank] [301-304: ads], original brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. A presentation copy inscribed by Daniels on the front free endpaper: "To my Good Friend / Lucy / With best wishes of the / Author / May, 1904 / Six weeks of Adventures." Signed by her friend Lucy A. Playze on the verso of the front free endpaper. The first novel by Victorian folklorist and occultist Cora Linn Daniels (1852-1934), a love story, set at an American seaside villa among the wealthy class in the late nineteenth century, featuring the Countess Visonti, a psychic vampire. This is not an occult or vampire novel. Reginald 21086. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Wright (III) 1393. Cloth just a bit rubbed at edges, small horizontal stain on the title page, a very good copy. A rare book. (#148934).
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