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The Woman In White (1860 Harper & Brothers 1st Edition) by  Wilkie Collins - First Edition - 1860 - from Mary Riversong (SKU: 400CollinsWomanInWhite186)

The Woman In White (1860 Harper & Brothers 1st Edition)

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The Woman In White (1860 Harper & Brothers 1st Edition)

by Collins, Wilkie

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  • hardcover
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New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1860.[2], 260, [4, ads] pp. Publisher's brown stamped heavy cardboard boards with elaborate blind stamped Harper and Brothers cartouche on front and back boards. . Used. Good- Condition. Our copy lacks the spine and has water spots. Pages tanning. Please see our photos. States 1860 on the title page. In-text illustrations by John McLenan. . Both pairs of chocolate brown endpapers are in good shape. Please see our photos. First American edition, second state with first page of rear ads headed "By Miss Mulock," listing eleven titles, and verso advertising The Mill on the Floss. [Gasson p. 160.] A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone, a smash success upon publication. Has become rare, like the author's gift for spellbinding tales. This book is acknowledged as creating and popularizing the detective/mystery genre in Victorian Great Britain.

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New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1860.[2], 260, [4, ads] pp. Publisher's brown stamped heavy cardboard boards with elaborate blind stamped Harper and Brothers cartouche on front and back boards. . Used. Good- Condition. Our copy lacks the spine and has water spots. Pages tanning. Please see our photos. States 1860 on the title page. In-text illustrations by John McLenan. . Both pairs of chocolate brown endpapers are in good shape. Please see our photos. First American edition , second state with first page of rear ads headed "By Miss Mulock," listing eleven titles, and verso advertising The Mill on the Floss . [Gasson p. 160.] A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone, a smash success upon publication. Has become rare, like the author's gift for spellbinding tales. This book is acknowledged as creating and popularizing the detective/mystery genre in Victorian Great Britain.

Synopsis

The Woman in White famously opens with Walter Hartright's eerie encounter on a moonlit London road. Engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie, Walter is drawn into the sinister intrigues of Sir Percival Glyde and his 'charming' friend Count Fosco, who has a taste for white mice, vanilla bonbons and poison. Pursuing questions of identity and insanity along the paths and corridors of English country houses and the madhouse, The Woman in White is the first and most influential of the Victorian genre that combined Gothic horror with psychological realism.

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Bookseller
Mary Riversong US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
400CollinsWomanInWhite186
Title
The Woman In White (1860 Harper & Brothers 1st Edition)
Author
Collins, Wilkie
Illustrator
McLenan, John
Format/binding
Publisher's stamped brown cardboard
Book condition
Used - Good-
Jacket condition
none issued
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Brothers
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1860
Keywords
Wilkie Collins, Woman in White, Gothic Novel, John McLenan, Harper & Brothers, First American Edition
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For Sale;
Size
6 X 9 1/2

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About Mary Riversong

Riversong Books. Online sales. Vintage First Editions. Most of our items are in used, Good or better condition. We have titles from 1860 through around the 70's. We do not list a book unless it is a hard-to-find title, so have fun viewing our items! All exlibs or condition issues are clearly disclosed in our listings. Please read listings carefully prior to purchase. 30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives mis-described or damaged.

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