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The Banshee

£75.00

Product description

This book contains everything one might wish to know about the banshee, a mythological Irish female spirit who heralds the death of a family member, usually by shrieking or keening.

Elliot O'Donnell (1872-1965) was an author known primarily for his books about ghosts. He claimed to have seen a ghost, described as an elemental figure covered with spots, when he was five years old. He also claimed to have been strangled by a mysterious phantom in Dublin (however, no permanent effect would seem to have been suffered).

Our book is showing its age a bit, but is intact, and the binding is reasonably firm. Bound in faded and somewhat worn green cloth, it has bumped corners, shelf wear to the top & bottom of the spine, and a tear at the lower end of the rear hinge. The spine is sun-tanned, and stained. There is a small curved dent on the front cover. Inside, that pages are all very browned, but the text is clear and readable. The rear free endpaper is missing, and the webbing is visible where the paste-down is torn; the webbing is also visible between the front fep and the half-title page. Someone (perhaps a child?) has copied the title in biro on the title and half-title pages, and the title and author are also written in biro on the front paste-down endpaper. On the free front endpaper is a little ink-written essay, which may have been composed by Regina Miriam Bloch (1889–1938) a Jewish writer and poet, whose name (and the date 1921) are written on the paste-down together with a pencilled note that this is 'Miriam Bloch the author'.

Item details

Added value:
Rare & collectible
Author(s):
O'Donnell, E.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
18.5 x 13 x 2.5
Edition:
c. 1920
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
255
Publisher:
Sands & Company
Title:
The Banshee

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About this item

This book contains everything one might wish to know about the banshee, a mythological Irish female spirit who heralds the death of a family member, usually by shrieking or keening.

Elliot O'Donnell (1872-1965) was an author known primarily for his books about ghosts. He claimed to have seen a ghost, described as an elemental figure covered with spots, when he was five years old. He also claimed to have been strangled by a mysterious phantom in Dublin (however, no permanent effect would seem to have been suffered).

Our book is showing its age a bit, but is intact, and the binding is reasonably firm. Bound in faded and somewhat worn green cloth, it has bumped corners, shelf wear to the top & bottom of the spine, and a tear at the lower end of the rear hinge. The spine is sun-tanned, and stained. There is a small curved dent on the front cover. Inside, that pages are all very browned, but the text is clear and readable. The rear free endpaper is missing, and the webbing is visible where the paste-down is torn; the webbing is also visible between the front fep and the half-title page. Someone (perhaps a child?) has copied the title in biro on the title and half-title pages, and the title and author are also written in biro on the front paste-down endpaper. On the free front endpaper is a little ink-written essay, which may have been composed by Regina Miriam Bloch (1889–1938) a Jewish writer and poet, whose name (and the date 1921) are written on the paste-down together with a pencilled note that this is 'Miriam Bloch the author'.

Added value:
Rare & collectible
Author(s):
O'Donnell, E.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
18.5 x 13 x 2.5
Edition:
c. 1920
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
255
Publisher:
Sands & Company
Title:
The Banshee

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