The Shadow of Drumcarnett: A Romance of Modern Life in Northern Ireland with which the Tradition of a 'Curse' dating from the Misty Past is curiously interwoven
Place Published: London
Publisher: Alexander-Ouseley Limited
Date Published: 
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 37542
303pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Red cloth over boards with an orange ink stamped title and head and tail bands on the spine, and single orange ruled borders on the front cover. Very good. The covers are minimally rubbed, the spine is rolled, and the spine ends and edges of the covers are gently bumped. There are a handful of small, barely perceptible stains on the covers. The front hinge is a little weak. There are sporadic small, light stains on the pages. Not in checklists.
From p. 159- "...the 'Curse of the Black Woe,' it is said, was pronounced by someone vaguely described as a witch on the race of the Hallertons. It is told that, since that time, in almost every generation when there has been a second son in the main line of succession, he has died by violence or met some other untimely end... There is, according to tradition, a warning of doom in the shape of a phantom hearse, drawn by two black steeds, with a headless driver, which passes along the high road, from west to east on three successive nights, approaching the front gate of the Castle grounds soon after the hour of twelve has struck."