(#171618) THE JUDGMENT BOOKS. Benson.

THE JUDGMENT BOOKS. London: Osgood, McIlvaine & Co. 45, Albemarle Street, W., 1895. 12mo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-221 [222: printer's imprint] [223-224: blank], publisher's decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First 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). Spine lean, cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, spine cloth bubbled and a bit dull, a very good copy. (#171618).

Price: $750.00

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No statement of printing. The second printing has "Second Edition" on the verso of the title leaf.