LOT 255
SOLD €3200,00

[Occult. Horror] Thomas Wright (ed.) The Calendar of Horrors

An interesting collection of the Romantic, Wild and Wonderful. London, G. Drake, 1835-'36. Year I & II, nos. 1-88. Each issue w. half page engraving. Modern cloth. 8vo. Good condition. Tear on page 236 of vol. II affecting text.

One of the very earliest Penny Dreadfuls focusing exclusively on horror. Contains a mix of translated and original fiction and 'real' and historical horror stories. A.o.: 'A Scene of extreme Horror in the Pyramids', 'Buried Alive', 'The female Bluebeard', 'Horrible ancient Punishments', 'The Spouse of Satan', 'Deformed, or, the Dwarf Fiend', 'Murderer of a Wife and seven Children','The Death Hand'. Very rare. (total 2)

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