by Vernon Lee, 1890
Book Condition : Very Good
London: William Heinemann. First Edition. Octavo, xi + 237pp + 6 pages of publisher’s adverts. Recently rebound in half leather, with handmade paper covered boards, gilt lines and spine label, black endpapers.
The binding is new so remains in good clean condition. The title page has a very small ink mark to the centre but this is small – the verso of the title page has a bookplate belonging to the author of Whisky Galore, Comptom Mackenzie. The pages are in good clean condition throughout and free from foxing and stains. Overall a good copy of the first edition in a handsome binding.
This first edition of ‘Hauntings’, published in 1890, is very scarce. According to Lee,’almost immediately after printing, the whole edition (i.e. all except author’s and press copies) was burnt in a warehouse. This is one of the copies that survived.