TRILBY (3 VOLUMES, COMPLETE)

London, England: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1894. First Edition. Leather-bound. Octavos. Luxuriously bound in turquoise three-quarter Levant morocco (goat) over Turkish blue boards and signed by Bayntun of Bath, England. Ruled in gilt. Five raised bands to spine (six compartments), with title, author, volume # and date in the 2nd, 3rd, and 6th (bottom) compartments, in gilt.Top edges gilt. Pastel marbled endpapers. Sunning to spines and some rubbing to extremities. NOTE: Volume I states Third Edition; Volume II states Sixth Edition; Volume III states Fifth Edition, but, as was sometimes customary of Victorian publishers, the publisher was known for overprinting first editions with later printing dates as a ploy to convey the impression of multiple printings, and thus falsely creating an impression of high sales volume and popularity. (by way of Sadleir's XIX Fiction, 1675). Printed on thick, art-grade, high-quality paper. by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh. Original, cloth covers -- beige with turquoise image of Svengali, his arm around Trilby -- tipped-in at rear of each volume. Lovely set. Very Good. Item #75702

"Trilby, novel by George du Maurier, published in 1894. The novel tells the story of Trilby O’Ferrall, an artist’s model in Paris, who falls under the spell of the compelling Svengali, a musician who trains her voice through hypnosis and turns her into a singing star. The pair travel throughout Europe on successful concert tours, Trilby as La Svengali, the famous singer, and Svengali as the accompanying orchestra conductor. When Svengali falls ill and dies, the spell is broken, and Trilby loses her voice. The story of Trilby’s total subjugation to Svengali has passed into the realm of popular mythology."(Britannica).

Price: $500.00

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