AFFINITIES A ROMANCE OF TO-DAY ... In Two Volumes. Mrs. Campbell Praed, Rosa Caroline Murray-Prior Praed.

AFFINITIES A ROMANCE OF TO-DAY ... In Two Volumes. London: Richard Bentley & Son, New Burlington Street, 1885. Octavo, two volumes: pp. [1-4] [1] 2-255 [256: blank]; [1-4] [1] 2-259 [260: black], rebound in nineteenth-century three-quarter blue polished calf and marbled boards, spine panels richly tooled in gold, leather title labels, marbled endpapers. First edition. A satire on occult science and theosophy in which Esmé Colquhoun, a character based on Oscar Wilde, successfully wills his wife to die. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Day (1963), or Reginald (1979; 1992). Wolff 5617. Not in Sadleir. Leather worn at edges, spine label missing from volume two, a sound, good copy. Rebound without the two leaves of publishers ads at the end of volume two. A scarce book. (#153312).

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