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THE EVIL GUEST - Le Fanu, J[oseph] Sheridan - 1895. 
Downey & Co. n.d. ., London - Octavo, pp. [1-4]  2-238 [239-240: ads] + 1-2 [3-6]: ads dated "March, 1895" on page  [7-8: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], 30 illustrations, some full page, by Brinsley Le Fanu, original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in gold and black, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's monogram on rear panel stamped in black, black coated endpapers, t.e.g. First separate edition. This was the fourth story in Le Fanu's rare collection GHOST STORIES AND TALES OF MYSTERY (1851), an extension of "Some Account of the Latter Days of the Hon. Richard Marston of Dunoran" from THE DUBLIN UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE, 1848, and the intermediate form of A LOST NAME (1867-1868). There are some omissions and variations from the original text. "'The Evil Guest' was the most gory of Le Fanu's tales, a melancholy romance brimming with bloodshed and pain." - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2-60. Bleiler (1948), p. 177. Hubin (1994), p. 492. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, hairline cracks along inner hinges (a fault common to this book) which are still holding tight, a very good, bright copy. (#154535) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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