Book Description

‘New Edition’ (second edition). 8vo. Advertisements. Original pictorial boards.
Dealer Notes
‘Good Victorian realism with a wealth of data about 19th century life and mores. One of Mrs. Riddell’s two or three best mainstream novels.’ (Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction). The story does commence with a seemingly supernatural device, that of the titular nun’s curse, but the author explores more realistic explanations for the incidents that besets those cursed.

The Nun’s Curse was first published by Ward & Downey in 1888, in 3.vols. This is the first one volume edition. All early editions of this work are very scarce.
Author Riddell (Mrs J.H. [Charlotte])
Date 1889
Binding Original pictorial boards.
Publisher London, Ward & Downey
Condition Ink stamp to title and advertisement leaf, endpapers tanned; sections of original paper missing from spine panel, chipping at top/lower edges of spine, corners rubbed/worn, general soiling to covers.

Price: £395.00

Offered by Lycanthia Books

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