THE TWO DESTINIES: A Romance

THE TWO DESTINIES: A Romance. Wilkie Collins.
A scarce first edition in a lovely binding
THE TWO DESTINIES: A Romance

London: Chatto & Windus, 1876. First edition. Two 8vo volumes, collating: [8], 311, [blank]; [4], 301, [blank]. In attractive full calf with original cloth covers bound into end of each volume. With half title in the first volume, none in the second (as issued). Lacking 32 page publisher's catalogue. Leather covers with minor wear at spine ends and along hinges, but solid. Internal contents are about Fine with hardly any discoloration or unattractive foxing.

A scarce first, following serialization in Harper's Bazar. Collins explores the themes of intertwined spirits and supernatural visitations as he follows the ill-fated lives of two people destined for each other, but pushed apart by society. Not noted in Sadlier and apparently not auctioned during the past 30 years.
(Item #559)

Price: $750