MELMOTH THE WANDERER, by C.R. Maturin - 1892 [3 vol] - 19th Century Gothic Horror


Melmoth The Wanderer [19th Century Gothic Horror]

by Charles Robert Maturin

Melmoth The Wanderer is the best known work of C. R. Maturin (1782-1824)--an Irish writer of gothic plays and novels. It has been referenced in over a dozen other works of writing and film.

Vol 1: 295 pages; Vol 2: 326 pages; Vol 3: 335 pages. 5.5 x 7.25 inches.

Published by: MacMillan / Richard Bentley & Son, London. 1892

Hardback is overall in GOOD+ condition.

  • Green cloth over boards has bright gilt title on rounded spines.
  • Bindings are a little fragile, with some play in them.
  • Spine ends are crushed with fraying.
  • Corners are gently bumped with some fraying.
  • Light to moderate wear at perimeters.
  • Shoulders are moderately scuffed.
  • Inside pages are lightly tanned with some light scattered foxing or smudges.
  • Interiors are free of marginalia and intentional marks.
  • Pastedowns have a little more aging, with more again on facing feps.
  • Text block edges are dusty.
  • Fore edges are deckled.
  • Vol 1:
    • Pages 96-97 have a stain spot at the center of the foot of the page.
    • Gutter shows gap between signatures at pages 160-161.
    • Cloth over boards has horizontal bubbles.
  • Vol 2:
    • One signature is loose: pages 147-158.
    • Gutter shows gap between signatures at pages 128-129
  • Vol 3:
    • Shadow from newspaper stored in book can be seen at pages 8-9 and 130-131.
    • Gutter shows gap between signatures at pages 96-97 and 208-209.
    • Head of text block has some tiny dark spots.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • CR20160113

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