THE HAUNTED VINTAGE. London: Odhams Press Limited, n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-320, original orange cloth, front panel stamped in black and blind, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. "The period is, apparently, the eighteenth century, the scene an ancient German monastery, degraded to the uses of prison and lunatic asylum. Its commandant is an Irish-French soldier of fortune in the service of a petty German prince, by whom he is suspected of rivalry in love, and relegated for that reason to this position of quasi-exile … The district surrounding the monastery has been from time immemorial renowned for its vintage, once presided over by the gods of Heathenesse, who even now return yearly to take part in it under human form … This blending of a pseudo court atmosphere with ancient pagan traditions makes an extraordinarily effective picture. That there is a strong element of the grotesque, and even the horrible, need scarcely be said, but on the whole we are left with a refreshing impression of beauty" (THE SATURDAY REVIEW, 26 March 1921). Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 97. Bleiler (1978), p. 28. Reginald 01701. Spine panel just a bit sunned, a nearly fine copy. A very scarce book. (#170792).
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