POPE JACYNTH AND OTHER FANTASTIC TALES. Vernon Lee, Violet Paget.

POPE JACYNTH AND OTHER FANTASTIC TALES. London: Grant Richards, 1904. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-200, original printed blue boards, front and spine panels stamped in white, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. The author's second collection of weird fiction, preceded by HAUNTINGS (1890). Lee's weird fiction earned the praise of Montague Summers who equated her talent to that of M. R. James. "Lee's stories are really in a category by themselves. Intelligent, amusingly ironic, imaginative, original, they deserve more than the passing attention that they have attracted." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 256-57. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 114. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-48. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 990. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 326. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-144. Bleiler (1978), p. 121. Reginald 08781. NCBEL III 1445. Spine panel a bit faded and lacks most of its perishable white enamel lettering (we have yet to see a copy with the spine lettering intact), mild foxing to fore edge of text block, else a fine copy. The first edition is very scarce and nearly impossible to find in satisfactory condition. (#149280).

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