The Light That Is Darkness: A Novel
Place Published: London
Publisher: James Speirs
Date Published: 1899
Edition: First edition, presentation copy from the publisher
Book Id: 39428
205pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Blue cloth over boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine and beveled edges. Top edge gilt. Good. Rubbed at the extremities. The spine is darkened. There are small losses from the cloth at the ends of the spine, and there is a short split in the cloth at the head of the front joint. The endsheets have thin cracks along the hinges, and there is a bookseller's ink stamp on the front pastedown. The pages are tanned, and the text block is cracked in a couple of places. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle, with his bookplate on the front pastedown.
A Swedenborgian novel. Inscribed, with the publisher's compliments, on the half title page. Scarce.