LILITH: A ROMANCE.
London: Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly. 1896. Second Edition. Octavo, original black cloth, spine panel titled in gold, white and blue floral endpapers. Title page printed in red and black. 351 pp + 32-page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear. Cloth worn at head & heel of spine and corner tips; a few small marks, spine panel with a slight lean; a good, sound copy. This Second Edition is identical in format to the First Edition, published less than a year earlier. Item #313004
¶ Elaborate and bizarre supernatural fantasy novel, a 'fairy-tale' of a journey into another world, where the protagonist, guided by an ancient librarian who dons the f o rm of a Raven. One of the inhabitants of this other world is Lilith, Adam's first wife, a vampiric being who here stands for sin or selfish evil. Allegorical, religious, a morbid imitation of the 'ALICE' stories - call it what you will, LILITH is a remarkable tale.5.