(#170131) GUY DEVERELL. By J. S. Le Fanu ... In three volumes. Le Fanu.

GUY DEVERELL. By J. S. Le Fanu ... In three volumes. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1865. Octavo, three volumes: pp. [i-v] vi [1] 2-297 [298: blank]; [i-iii] iv [1] 2-297 [298: printer's imprint] [299-304: ads]; [i-iii] iv [1] 2-280, original decorated carmine sand-grain cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panels stamped in gold, top and fore-edges untrimmed, cream coated endpapers. First edition. "A gothic melodrama whose action is dominated by the brooding presence of Marlowe Hall and its mysterious 'green room.' ... The narrative creates an atmosphere of gathering mystery by the artful withholding of information and by centering on the dull but anguished sensibility of the villain, Sir. Jekyl" (Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, p. 267). Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 321. Hubin (1994), p. 493. Ellis, pp. 165-166; 186. Loeber and Loeber L 108. Sadleir 1377. Wolff 4014. Spines a bit leaned, top edge of sheets dusty, a lovely copy. Quite scarce in commerce. (#170131).

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