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    Sheridan Le Fanu's Final Book,
    Published Posthumously

    Sheridan Le Fanu. The Purcell Papers. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1880. First edition of the author's final book, published posthumously. Three octavo volumes. xxxi, [1, blank], 236; [iv], 273, [1, blank]; [iv], 289, [1, blank] pages. Publisher's full blue cloth over beveled boards, front boards and spines lettered in gilt, yellow coated endleaves. Spines sunned and somewhat worn, spines of volumes I and III with tears to rear joint (volume III is torn the entire length of the book), some moderate soiling and wear to bindings, hinges starting, some intermittent light soiling or foxing in text. Bookplates of H. Granger Earnshaw, and ownership signatures of M. C. Garrett on front endleaves. All volumes skewed slightly. Still, a good set, uncommon in the original cloth. This collection of thirteen gothic stories are supposedly from the papers of the Rev. Francis Purcell. From the collection of Dr. Stuart David Schiff.

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