THE WATCHER AND OTHER WEIRD STORIES. Le Fanu, Sheridan.
THE WATCHER AND OTHER WEIRD STORIES ...

THE WATCHER AND OTHER WEIRD STORIES. London: Downey & Co., n.d. [1894]. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii] [1] 2-271 [272: printer's imprint] + [1] 2-4 [1] 2-3 [ads] [4: blank], twenty-one illustrations, some full page, by Brinsley Le Fanu, title page printed in red and black, original pictorial gray cloth, front, spine and rear panels stamped in silver and black, light green floral patterned endpapers. First edition. Collects six stories, all previously published in earlier books by Le Fanu. "The Watcher" (a.k.a. "The Familiar") was first published in Le Fanu's rare collection, GHOST STORIES AND TALES OF MYSTERY (1851), the other five first appeared in THE DUBLIN UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE and were collected in THE PURCELL PAPERS (1880). One of the five, "Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter," was collected earlier in GHOST STORIES AND TALES OF MYSTERY (1851), its first appearance in a book by Le Fanu. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 997. Bleiler (1978), p. 121. Reginald 08802. Sadleir 1387. Wolff 4026. Private bookplate of Frank Austin Ellis Ashwell affixed to the front free endpaper. Spine panel just a bit tanned, hairline crack at gutter margin between signatures Q and R, but a sound, very good copy. The pictorial binding depicting full moon behind owl in flight on front panel and iron gate and skulls behind bat in flight on rear panel is striking. An excellent copy of a scarce book. (#168380).

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