HORRID MYSTERIES: A Story from the German of the Marquis of Grosse [translated] by P[eter] Will. London: Robert Holden & Co., Ltd., 1927. Octavo, two volumes: [i-v] vi-xx [xxi] xxii-xxvi [xxvii-xxviii] [1] 2-268; [1-5] 6-231 [232: blank], original pictorial boards (in imitation of a Victorian yellowback). Later edition. Limited to 1500 copies. Reprint of the Minerva Press edition of 1796. Issued as part of the publisher's "Horrid Novels" series (i.e., the seven novels mentioned in Jane Austen's parodic NORTHANGER ABBEY). New introduction by Montague Summers. "Few Gothics rival HORRID MYSTERIES for its horror and perplexity of plots ... No novel to survive from the Gothic period is more difficult to decipher or more surreal ..." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 1-35. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 720. Summers, A Gothic Bibliography, pp. 360-61. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 1-139. Bleiler (1978), p. 88. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). See Bloch (2002) 1274. A very good copy. VOLUME TWO ONLY. (#78020).

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