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IN A GLASS DARKLY . A New Edition - Le Fanu, J[oseph] Sheridan - 1884. 
Richard Bentley and Son, London 1884 - Octavo, pp. [i-v] iv-viii  2-471 [472: ads], original decorated dark green cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, slate coated endpapers, top edge untrimmed, other edges trimmed. First printing of the first one-volume edition. A landmark collection of Victorian supernatural horror fiction, first published by Bentley in 1872 in three volumes and in this one volume edition in 1884. Collects "Green Tea," "The Familiar" (a.k.a. "The Watcher"), "Mr. Justice Harbottle," "The Room in the Dragon Volant," and "Carmilla." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 114-155. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-50. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 995. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers, pp. 222-24 and 228-29. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 571. Ellis, Wilkie Collins, Le Fanu and Others, p. 188, etc. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 136. Sullivan, Elegant Nightmares, pp. 12-31, 37-68. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 258-61. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-139. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 319. Bleiler (1978), p. 121. Reginald 08797. Hubin (1994), p. 493. Slight spine lean, lower corner tips lightly worn, touch of rubbing to spine ends and upper corner tips, a bright, fine copy with tight inner hinges and clean exterior and interior. All early editions of this book are uncommon, the first printing of this edition is rare in this condition. (#156013) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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