Black Magic – Marjorie Bowen
First edition hardback published by Alston Rivers Ltd, London, UK in 1909, now out of print. ‘A Tale of the Rise and Fall of Antichrist’, a work of fiction by an author (Mrs Gabrielle Margaret V[ere] Long nee Campbell) writing under a pseudonym.
Good condition allowing for age. Pictorial front board and gilt lettering are bright. Cloth worn through at board corners. Spine ends bumped and there is a 2.5 cm tear in the cloth to the top edge. Cloth beginning to split at top and bottom of the front spine hinge. Page margins of the catalogue bound in at the rear are sunned but not the main body of the book. Pages rough cut. Shelf dust darkening to page edges. The pages themselves are clean and flat. The binding has cracked at several places although all the pages are still attached.