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Gullveigarbokby Vexior 218, 2010
Book Condition : Fine
Gullveig is the Teutonic and Germanic highest feminine principle of darkness – the maid, the mother, and the crone: Gullveig’s traits are analogous to Lilith’s and Hecate’s. In the Old Norse Mythology she is the sinister arch- mother of the giants and the black arts; she’s also the divine feminine manifestation of the analogue thursian purpose.
Privately commissioned binding, only 2 extant copies known to this bookseller - extra high quality paper and finished with black endpapers, fully illustrated with several epresentations of Gullveig in her different incarnations and with a fold-out chart of the Underworld. Hand-bound and sewed in high quality quarter white snakeskin, with black leather boards; signed and sigilised by the author. 242 pages.
Hauntingsby Vernon Lee, 1890
Book Condition : Very Good
The binding is new so remains in good clean condition. The title page has a very small ink mark to the centre but this is small - the verso of the title page has a bookplate belonging to the author of Whisky Galore, Comptom Mackenzie. The pages are in good clean condition throughout and free from foxing and stains. Overall a good copy of the first edition in a handsome binding.
This first edition of 'Hauntings', published in 1890, is very scarce. According to Lee,'almost immediately after printing, the whole edition (i.e. all except author's and press copies) was burnt in a warehouse. This is one of the copies that survived.