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Welcome to my virtual book collection. Since collecting actual books is somewhat cost-prohibitive, I've begun to amass all of the books I would love to have if I had the means. Some are new, lots are old, all are unique or beautiful or unusual or in some other way have captured my fancy. Enjoy browsing!

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Authors and illustrators: Edgar Allan Poe ~ Jules Verne ~ Edmund Dulac ~ Kay Nielsen ~ Arthur Rackham ~ Edward Gorey ~ Charles Dickens ~ H.P. Lovecraft ~ William Hope Hodgson ~ Mark Twain ~ Lewis Carroll ~ Salvador Dali ~ George Cruikshank ~ Emily Dickinson ~ Geoffrey Chaucer ~ H.G. Wells

The House of Souls
Arthur Machen. E. Grant Richards, 1908. First Edition.

B-A Note: Note to self: More research on Machen needed.

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    Oooh, that is lovely indeed! When I was at KCL there was a PhD candidate doing her dissertation on Machen. She went so...
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    that is the coolest looking book. I want it.
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    This is a lovely find. You know who you can ask about Machen, right?
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