Le Fanu (J. Sheridan) The Tenants of Malory
London, Tinsley Brothers, 1867.
3 vols. First edition. 8vo. Half-titles all present. Publisher’s dark orange blind-tooled cloth, lettered in gilt to spines. Housed in modern morocco-backed cloth solander box.
The best example of this rare, Hubin-listed three decker by Irish author Sheridan Le Fanu that we have ever seen, extremely uncommon in the original cloth and in such condition. The story itself features the Gothic tropes and elements one would expect from the author of Uncle Silas (1864) and In a Glass Darkly (1872), a crumbling family pile, hidden romance, suspicious death, a looming inheritance and dangerous ambition.