A DAUGHTER OF THE DRUIDS. By A. K. H. [pseudonym]. Mrs. Alice Kimball Hopkins, "A. K. H."

A DAUGHTER OF THE DRUIDS. By A. K. H. [pseudonym]. Boston: [Privately published], 1892. Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4 [5-7] 8-297 [298-299: illustrations] [300-304: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], inserted frontispiece and two full-page illustrations in the text, original pictorial blue-gray cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Self-published occult novel (printed in Boston by Alfred Mudge & Son) set in fifteenth-century Cumbria, where Allice de Kymber, a descendent of the ancient Celtic Britons who settled the region, is accused of witchcraft as the result of her theosophical research. Fantastic episodes include the fall of a grove of ancient trees which scatters the mob besieging the baronial mansion de Kymber. Hopkins published a similar work, MONA THE DRUIDESS: OR, THE ASTRAL SCIENCE OF OLD BRITAIN, in 1904. This is a presentation copy with a signed inscription by Mrs. Hopkins on the front free endpaper. An undated two-page cover letter giving the book to "Dear Mrs. Hichings" is laid in. Bleiler (1978), p. 1. Reginald 07388. Wright (III) 2762. Cloth rubbed at edges, mainly spine ends and corner tips, some light scuffing and soiling to cloth, mainly front cover, a sound, good or better copy with clean interior. Uncommon. (#150991).

Price: $250.00

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