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[du Maurier, George] Trilby; A Novel
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1894.
First edition. Cream wove cloth with exquisite cover design consisting of wings stamped in gold caught in a spider web, spine gilt, by Margaret Armstrong (unsigned, but attributed in Gullans and Espey). Illustrations throughout by du Maurier. The true and scarce first edition, first serialized in Harpers. The 1894 English triple decker did not retain these illustrations. Immensely popular upon its release, and one of the best selling novels of its time. An excellent copy with minor soiling, very small and unobtrusive rip to bottom back of spine (1cm), one corner rubbed. Both hinges completely intact, no signs of signature pulling, very tight, clean copy, near fine internally. Exceedingly scarce thus. Gullans and Espey, #79.
Price: $550.00 Item #688