Kernahan, Coulson. The Lonely God Strange Sins #2.
London: Ward Lock, 1897.
First thus (the complete “Books of Strange Sins” having been published in 1893). 8vo. 51pp. +2pp ads. Publisher’s cloth covered limp boards, decorated rather lavishly in a pseudo Celtic arts and crafts fashion, title to spine and front board, with the rear board being an equally ornate ad for the other volumes in the cycle. Front board and spine a little dulled, otherwise strong and clean. A very good copy. The second of four slim, almost chapbook productions dealing with the supernatural punishments for various wayward behaviours. Kernahan was very popular at the time, although rather less so now, and the rather elegant prose, carrying its rather ponderous and pious message, is testament to why. A lovely, if odd, little piece of book production.