AT DUSK. Adrien de Valvedre, pseudonym.

AT DUSK. London: Remington and Co., 5, Arundel Street, Strand, W.C., n.d. [1876]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i] ii-v [vi-viii] [1] 2-220, original decorated brown cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, rear panel ruled in blind, yellow coated endpapers. First edition. Collects four longish stories with continental settings and a mood of morbid romanticism. "Anton Novak" focuses on the supernatural presentiment of a crime. "The Twins" is about the tragic destiny of twin boys, born during a tempest on the coast of Dalmatia which killed their parents; their visit to a Jewish witch, who correctly sees their fate, avails them nothing, and they die soon thereafter in the sea within minutes of each other. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Day (1963), or Reginald (1979; 1992). Early owner's signature on dedication page. Cloth lightly rubbed at lower spine end and corner tips, top edge of text block a bit dusty, a bright, near fine copy. A very scarce book. (#149895).

Price: $750.00

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