Boy: A Sketch. Marie CORELLI.

Boy: A Sketch.

Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, 1900. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 348pp. + 4pp. ads. Red cloth lettered in gilt on spine & board, blue & silver Union Jack design on front board. B/w frontis. Small printed slip tipped to title-page with Publisher's Note declaring the importance of the book. Marie Corelli, 1855-1924, was an enormously popular British writer of often occult-themed fiction, whose novels such as Ardath, A Romance of Two Worlds, The Sorrows of Satan, The Soul of Lilith, and Ziska, are considered by some to be minor classics of supernatural fiction. Her books had a wide readership - including Gerald Gardner who had four of her novels in his library - and Aleister Crowley, who refered to her in several book reviews. Spine faded & rubbed at ends, page-edges browned, owner's bookplate & name-stamps on front endpapers, front endpapers split at inner hinge (but holding), short tear to lower edge of title-page, else a solid near-VG copy (no dust jacket). Item #51734

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