(#169887) POPE JACYNTH AND OTHER FANTASTIC TALES. Vernon Lee, Violet Paget.

POPE JACYNTH AND OTHER FANTASTIC TALES. London: Grant Richards, 1904. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-200, gray binder's cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge gilt, fore-edge trimmed, bottom edge untrimmed, floral patterned endpapers. Printer's proof of the first edition. The printer's proof copy with each gathering stamped "T. & A. Constable, Printers, Edinburgh," with various dates in June and July 1904, and suggested copy edits scattered throughout. A presentation copy with inscription by Paget signed "Vernon" dated July 1904. The author's second collection of weird fiction, preceded by HAUNTINGS (1890). Lee's weird fiction earned the praise of Montague Summers who equated her talent to that of M. R. James. "Lee's stories are really in a category by themselves. Intelligent, amusingly ironic, imaginative, original, they deserve more than the passing attention that they have attracted." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 256-57. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 114. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-48. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 990. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 326. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-144. Bleiler (1978), p. 121. Reginald 08781. NCBEL III 1445. Bookplate of Mary Hunter affixed to the front paste-down. Spine panel a bit tanned, a very good copy. Unique. (#169887).

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