PERRY, Sarah The Essex Serpent. London: Serpent's Tail, 2016.
8vo., black publisher's boards lettered in white to spine; striking unclipped jacket designed by Peter Dyer; matching yellow floral endpapers; pp. [viii], 416, [viii]; save for a few white marks to boards, fine in fine jacket.
First edition, first impression, with full number line 1-10.
A number one bestselling novel by Sarah Perry. Cora Seagrave, a young widow with an interest in science, hears of the fabled Essex Serpent, and is drawn to the village of Aldwinter to investigate.
As one reviewer puts it: "Had Charles Dickens and Bram Stoker come together to write the great Victorian novel, I wonder if it would have surpassed The Essex Serpent"