Eagar, Alexander. The Beautiful Evil.
London: Sands & Company, 1899.
First edition. 8vo. Publisher’s blue cloth boards, titled and decorated to front and spine in black and red. Spine ends frayed. Minor bumping to corners and bottom edge. Small watermark to top edge. A very good copy. Occasional light marginal spotting. Publishers advertisements to front and rear. A very bizarre tale oscillating rather poetically, if wildly, between the fever dreams and visions of a young officer of sepoys in Raj India during the “Mutiny”, bucolic Ireland, and some hideous ancient prophecy. It’s seductive stuff, lush and dreamlike, mostly unheard of and very definitely rather majestically weird. Scarce.