COBWEBS FROM AN EMPTY SKULL. By Dod Grile [pseudonym]. London and New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1874. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-215 [216: printer's monogram], profusely illustrated with engravings by the Dalziel Brothers, original pictorial brown cloth, front panel stamped in gold and black, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind. First edition. The author's third book. A collection of fables and tales originally contributed to the British humor magazine FUN. In general the sketches are satirical, including grotesque, dark fairy tales; revenge and death frequent themes. BAL 1100. Starrett 4. Touch of rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corners, a nice bright copy in a strikingly macabre pictorial binding with demons and with the author depicted as a bespectacled, grinning skull. A rare book, second only to Bierce's NUGGETS AND DUST PANNED OUT IN CALIFORNIA ... (1873). (#153255).
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