Tales of wonder ... The second edition. Matthew Gregory Lewis.
Tales of wonder ... The second edition
Tales of wonder ... The second edition
Tales of wonder ... The second edition

Tales of wonder ... The second edition

London: printed by W. Bulmer and Co. Cleveland-Row, St. James's; for J. Bell, no. 148, Oxford-Street, opposite New Bond-Street, 1801. 8vo, pp. [4], 251, [1]; bound with: Tales of Terror; with an introductory dialogue ... Second edition. London: printed for R. Faulder, J. Walker [et al.], 1808, pp. [4], 155, [1]; hand-colored engraved folding frontispiece and hand-colored vignette title page, and 2 other hand-colored engraved folding plates by W. P. Together 2 volumes in 1, contemporary quarter tan calf over marbled boards, chipped leather label on gilt-paneled spine; spine rubbed and worn, joints neatly repaired; good and sound. First published in 1801, the second title is a delightfully macabre work, originally assumed to be by Matthew Gregory "Monk" Lewis but now assumed to be a parody. "The book is gruesome and in its illustrations even disgusting and it seems impossible that Lewis could have had anything to do with it. Some of the ballads are too coarse and grotesque to stand comparison with any work by M.G.Lewis" (Montague Summers, A Gothic Bibliography). Item #58781

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