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Le Fanu, Collection of Works by and on J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan.

Collection of Works by and on J. Sheridan Le Fanu. The collection includes 16 titles in 23 Volumes: 1. The Eight-Volume-Set of Collected Supernatural & Weird Fiction of J.Sheridan Le Fanu (2010 – Edition) / 2. W.J. McCormack – Sheridan Le Fanu and Victorian Ireland (1980 – Edition) / 3. J.Sheridan Le Fanu – The Cock and Anchor – Edited by James F. Wurtz (2010 – Edition) / 4. Alfred Perceval Graves – The Poems [of] Joseh Sheridan Le Fanu (2008 Reprint of the 1896 – Edition) / 5. J.Sheridan Le Fanu – Guy Deverell (Unabridged Reprint of the 1866-Edition (Dover, New York, 1984) / 6. J.Sheridan Le Fanu – Haunted Lives (1998 – Edition) / 7. J.Sheridan Le Fanu – Willing to Die – A Novel (Facsimile of the 1876 – Edition) / 8. J. Sheridan Le Fanu – Madam Crowl’s Ghost and other Tales of Mystery (Nonsuch Edition from 2006) / 9. J. Sheridan Le Fanu – Wylder’s Hand (2009 Edition) / 10. J. Sheridan Le Fanu – The Purcell Papers (1975 Edition) / 11. J. Sheridan Le Fanu – The Tenants of Malory – A Novel (Reprinted from the Dublin Magazine) / 12. J.Sheridan Le Fanu – The Fortunes of Colonel Torlogh O’Brien – A Tale of Wars of King James (Facsimile of the Original Routledge-Edition) / 13. J. Sheridan Le Fanu – A Strange Adventure in the Life of Miss Laura Mildmay – A Tale from Chronicles of Golden Friars – With an introductory note by Herbert van Thal and a Frontispiece – Illustration by Felix Kelly – First published in 1871 in 3 Volumes in “Chronicles of Golden Friars”. First published as a separate Story in this edition here present: (London, Home and Van Thal, 1947) / 14. “A Stable for Nightmares” – J.Sheridan Le Fanu and Sir Charles Young [Includes: Dickon the Devil – A Debot of Honor – Devereux’s Dream – Catherine’s Quest – Haunted – Pichon & Sons, of the Croix Rousse – The Phantom Fourth – The Spirit’s Whisper – Doctor Feversham’s Story – The Secret of the Two Plaster Casts – What Was it ? (Echo – Edition, 2009) / 15. J.Sheridan Le Fanu – Two Weird Mysteries (″The Murdered Cousin” & “A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family”) – Modern Edition – Aegypan Press, c. 2006 / 16. J.Sheridan Le Fanu – The Purcell Papers (Volumes 1,2 & 3) – Echo Library – Edition, 2006 //

First Edition. London, Downey & Co., [1895]. 8°. More than 5000 pages. Original Hardcover and Softcover-Editions. Excellent, as new condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only the rare 1947-Edition of “A Strange Adventure”, with some stronger signs of wear.Including free Courier shipment worldwide.

EUR 1.800,-- 

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Ann Radcliffe - The Mysteries of Udolpho - A Romance; interspersed with some pieces of Poetry.

7. Radcliffe, Ann.

The Mysteries of Udolpho – A Romance; interspersed with some pieces of Poetry.

First Dublin Edition / First Irish Edition. 3 Volumes [complete set]. Dublin, , by Hillary and Barlow, for Messrs. P. Wogan, W. Jones, and H. Colbert, 1794. Small Octavo (17.5 cm x 11 cm). Collation complete: Volume I: 310 pages / Volume II: 321 pages / Volume III: 357 pages. [Few pages with misprinted numerals, as often the case, but all pages in order and complete]. Original, unaltered, 18th-century full leather with gilt lettering on original spinelabels. Very rare, complete set of the first Dublin Edition. Very good- condition with stronger signs of external wear but all three Volumes in firm, original condition. Lesions to the leather-covered-boards and some stronger rubbing to extremeties. Interior with only very few problems. All three Volumes used to have two endpapers before and after the text and some of these endpapers are torn or missing. Textblock in general very good with some very minor and only occasional staining only. In Volume I, tear to corner of page 101/102 and 135/136. Faded stain to only the outer margins of pages 239 to 310 (text never affected). Volume II with small tear to pages 21/22 / Volume III with lesion to page 281/282 and tear to corner 305. These all sound worse than they are and the set is still in very good- condition. From the library of the Meade family in Ballymartle, the titlepage of each Volume bears the name of Helena Meade. An extremely rare and highly collectable set of one of the rarest titles in english literature.

EUR 3.800,-- 

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Viereck, Collection of Manuscript Material by the author Georg Sylvester Viereck.

Viereck, George Sylvester / [Frederick Franklin Schrader] / [Mentioning of Oscar Wilde / Lord Alfred Douglas].

Collection of early Manuscript Material (which is a Manuscript Ballad / Poem), a two-page Manuscript Letter (which is a MLS mentioning Oscar Wilde, Lord [Alfred] Douglas, Viereck’s literary tastes etc.) and the personal copy of “House of the Vampire”, all by the controversial german-american author George Sylvester Viereck. The collection includes: 1. One six-page, hitherto unpublished Manuscript – Ballad [Poem], called “Die Ballade vom Sündigen Glück” [Translates: “The Ballad of sinful Pleasure”]/ 2. A lengthy and extremely insightful Two-Page Manuscript Letter, signed in New York, 1902, which accompanied and talks about the enclosed Six-Page Manuscript – Ballad [The letter and Poem was not conclusively but very likely addressed by Viereck to Frederick Franklin Schrader, then editor of the New York Dramatic Mirror and shortly thereafter co-founder with George Sylvester Viereck of “The Fatherland” / 3. The collection also includes Viereck’s personal copy of his publication “The House of the Vampire” with handwritten, manuscript entry of his name, address in New York City as well as a pasted statement on the endpaper by the author Viereck: “Concerning “The House of the Vampire” : This book went through several editions when it was first published and was dramatized. It played for eight weeks in New York and for two years on the road under the management of the Shuberts. Critics have compared it to such books as Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde, Lady Into Fox, and Dorian Gray”]. The two-page letter is of great value and touches on Viereck’s admiration for Schrader and his “Blatt” [Newspaper]. Viereck is advertising himself to Schrader by introducing himself as a critical admirer with substantial references (Viereck details his working for numerous newspapers in America). Viereck mentions his secessionist tendencies and name-drops Oscar Wilde, Rosetti and Lord Douglas (whom he claims to know personally). This amazing, autographed/signed Manuscript-Material was created by Viereck directly during his transition from writer to propagandist and is an example of his early, bullish personality, which wants to be heard, which needs attention and it is here, in 1912, where his career begins to develop. This large Archive of manuscript material [8 pages in total] is stunning and unpublished (see partial Transcription of the original german material on our website). Viereck’s close friends included Nikola Tesla and even Theodore Roosevelt was among his acquaintances.

New York, Moffat, Yard & Company, 1902-1912. Play and Letters: 20.3 cm x 25.3 cm / Book: 13 cm x 19,5 cm. Pagination: Balld (Poem): 6 pages / Manuscript Letter (MLS): 2 pages / Book: 190 pages. Original Hardcover / Blue publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering on spine in protective collector’s mylar / The play protected in clear folder. The manuscript pages overall in excellent condition besides page IV of the play which has two abrasions with small parts of the text missing only. The book in excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Viereck’s usual vanity made him add the lovely littel note of critical success. The personal copy of this controversial author’s most interesting book is a unique possibility for each collector of unusual Vampire material. Extraordinary collection !

EUR 7.500,-- 

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