(#170784) THE JUDGMENT BOOKS. Benson.

THE JUDGMENT BOOKS. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1895. Small octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-176 [177-180: ads], inserted frontispiece, title page printed in red and black, publisher's decorated gray cloth, front, spine and rear panels stamped in brown, silver and gold. First U.S. edition. Benson's first weird novel. Concerns "the evil influence exerted by an artist's self-portrait through which past sins invade his present life... an interesting variation on the ideas developed in Oscar Wilde's THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (1890)" - Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 67. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 20. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Ex-library San Francisco College for Women with bookplate affixed to the front paste-down, loan slip and pocket affixed to rear endpapers, book numer stamp on copyright page and shelf mark on spine. Cloth dusty, a sound, good copy. This edition, like its British counterpart, is very scarce. (#170784).

Price: $100.00

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