Sidonia the Sorceress. William MEINHOLD, Lady Wilde.
Sidonia the Sorceress.
Sidonia the Sorceress.
Sidonia the Sorceress.

Sidonia the Sorceress.

London: Published for the Julian Editions by Ernest Benn Ltd.; Printed at the University Press, Cambridge, 1926. Limited to 225 copies. Hardcover. Folio. xx + 484 pp. Full vellum with gilt titling to spine. Hand-made paper with uncut edges, top edge gilt, decorated title page, illustrated in b&w by Thomas Lowinsky. Edition limited to two hundred and twenty five copies - most of which were bound in cloth - this being one of a more limited number bound in vellum in a cloth slipcase. A huge, beautifully printed and illustrated edition, with the translation by Jane Francesca Agnes, Lady Wilde (1821 – 1896), the mother of Oscar Wilde. The book is a fictional account of the life and death of Sidonia von Borcke (1548 – 1620), a beautiful Pomeranian noble woman who was accused of witchcraft, tortured, and eventually executed. It was written by the outspoken Pomeranian priest Johann Wilhelm Meinhold (1797- 1851), who had earlier caused great outcry when he revealed himself as the author of the work "The Amber Witch." The illustrations are by Thomas Lowinsky (1892-1947) - a renowned British artist and book illustrator. Small bookplate to front endpaper. Otherwise a lovely, bright and unmarked Fine copy. Slipcase a bit rubbed, discoloured and worn with some light fraying to fragile silk-like cloth. Item #59911

Price: $450.00

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