London: The Folio Society, 1956. First Folio Society Edition. Hardcover. First printing of the first Folio Society printing. Octavo, original marbled paper boards with black cloth spine stamped in gilt. 403 pp., 16 full-page wood-engravings including the frontispiece, which is printed within a wood-engraved border which is repeated on the title page. Minor foxing, light rubbing to boards; a very good clean copy in paper-covered slipcase without dust wrapper, as issued. Very Good in Slipcase. Item #311637
¶ A classic gothic novel. The text was originally published as "The Italian or The Confessional of the Black Penitents..." in 1797.