The Legend of Madame Krasinska. Vernon Lee, pseud. Violet Paget.

The Legend of Madame Krasinska.

1903. Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1903.

12mo, 77, (1, colophon) pp. Title page in red and black. Paper wrappers printed in red and black over stiff card, in the original slipcase with floral paper sides. A fine copy with a hint of toning to the upper cover, slipcase worn and splitting.

§ One of 425 copies. A short story, a supernatural take on the tragedy of women's wasted lives, by Vernon Lee, feminist and pacifist, a disciple of Walter Pater, and an authority on the Italian Renaissance. Montague Summers, the great eccentric clergyman occultist, described her as "the greatest [...] of modern exponents of the supernatural in fiction." Item #123319

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