London: Macmillan & Co., 1892. Second Edition. Hardcover. Second Edition, i.e., the First One-Volume Edition, preceded by the three-volume edition published in 1891. Octavo, publisher's original dark green smooth cloth, gilt titles on spine, borders in blind on upper and lower covers. 421 pp + pp ads + publisher's 44-page catalogue, dated May, 1892, bound in at rear. Illustrated with delicate line drawings throughout. browning to endpapers, ink name, dated 1893, on front free endpaper, small bookseller's stamp, inner hinges with hairline cracks; corners rolled, light bubbling to cloth , a sound, very good copy. Very uncommon. Very Good. Item #312579
¶ A long occult romance involving a beautiful witch and an "ancient giant" kept in suspended animation.Themes include hypnotism and vampirism; Dennis Wheatley described the book as a 'classic of occult fiction'. Bleiler (The Guide to Supernatural Fiction, item 444) calls it "long, prolix, but literate, this is a novel that Marie Corelli might have written had she been more intelligent and a better writer"