AFTER SUNDOWN OR THE PALETTE AND THE PEN. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1880. Octavo, two volumes: pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii]  2-459 [460: printer's imprint]; [i-vi]  2-477 [478: blank] + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "April, 1880" inserted at rear, frontispiece with mounted photographic portrait of the author inserted in volume one, original pictorial blue-gray cloth, front panels and spine panels stamped in black and gold, rear panels stamped in blind, top edges untrimmed, cream coated endpapers. First edition. "Mixed collection, mostly criminous, four weirds; ghost stories, dream portents. According to Locke, 'a relatively small proportion supernatural,' confirmed by examination. Routine commercial work by a frequent contributor to Victorian periodicals." - Robert Knowlton. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 82. Hubin (1994), p. 279. Slight spine lean, cloth worn at edges, mainly spine ends and corners, short crack along inner hinge of volume one which also has a closed tear at the top, scattered foxing to preliminary leaves, a sound, good copy. An uncommon book. (#170392).
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