SIRENIA; OR, RECOLLECTIONS OF A PAST EXISTENCE. Second Edition. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1863. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-viii [ix] x-xii [1-3] 4-388, rebound in modern half black leather and marbled boards, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g. Second printing. The first printing is dated 1862. "... consists of two separate stories, 'Sirenia, the Isle of the Sirens,' in which a lady is changed into a bird; and 'Recollections of a World-Life: The Warning Star.' Pythagorean doctrine of transmigration of souls involved in both." – Wolff 4203. Penciled note on title page says "Highly praised in the SATURDAY REVIEW for April 5, 1862." Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 15. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 710. Bleiler (1978), p. 127. Reginald 09312. An ex-library copy with Wagner Memorial Lutheran College Library discard stamp on the front free endpaper. Spine ends chipped, corner tips worn, inner hinges cracked, a reading copy. (#165796).
"SECOND EDITION" on title page.