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AUT DIABOLUS AUT NIHIL AND OTHER TALES by X. L. [pseudonym]...
London: Methuen & Co.,. 1894. original dark green cloth, spine and front panels lettered in orange, all edges untrimmed.. Early owner's signature at top edge of title page. Slight spine lean,. cloth a bit rubbed at spine ends, corner tips and along lower edges,. hairline cracks to inner hinges (as is usually the case with this. book), still a tight, very good copy. An attractive, much better than. average copy of a scarce book rarely found in nice condition.. (#149686). First edition. "Mixed collection of criminous and two notable supernatural tales; the title story concerns fin-de-siecle diabolism, enjoyed success de scandale as supposedly describing actual practices by same circles Huysmans frequented during research for LA-BAS; 'A Kiss of Judas' peculiar variant of vampirism, undercurrents of anti-Semitism and transsexual eroticism. Work demonstrates originality and imagination." - Robert Knowlton. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-28. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1747. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 237. Bleiler (1978), p. 213. Reginald 05397. Hubin (1994), p. 479.
      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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