IN A GLASS DARKLY ... In three volumes. Le Fanu, Sheridan.
IN A GLASS DARKLY ... In three volumes ...

IN A GLASS DARKLY ... In three volumes. London: R. Bentley & Son, New Burlington Street, 1872. Octavo, three volumes: pp. [i-iv] [i] ii [1-3] 4-299 [300: blank]; [i-ii] [1-3] 4-285 [286: blank]; [i-ii] [1-3] 4-270 [note the 2-page "prologue," an inset single leaf found in Sadleir's copy of volume II is properly inserted ahead of the section title of volume I], original decorated plum cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panels stamped in gold and blind, cream endpapers, all edges trimmed. First edition. A landmark collection of Victorian supernatural horror fiction. Collects "Green Tea," "The Familiar" (a.k.a. "The Watcher"), "Mr. Justice Harbottle," "The Room in the Dragon Volant," and "Carmilla." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 114-155. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-50. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 995. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers, pp. 222-24 and 228-29. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 571. Ellis, Wilkie Collins, Le Fanu and Others, p. 188, etc. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 136. Sullivan, Elegant Nightmares, pp. 12-31, 37-68. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 258-61. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-139. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 319. Bleiler (1978), p. 121. Reginald 08797. Hubin (1994), p. 493. Sadleir 1380. Wolff 4017. Old book labels of Paris bookseller Librairie A. Franck at top left corners of volumes I and II. Spine ends worn, spines leaned and faded, a very good copy with tight inner hinges and clean interior. Enclosed in a custom quarter leather clamshell box. An uncommon book, especially in the original cloth. (#1658457).

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