London: J. Bell, 1798.
First edition. vi, (ii), 103p (i, ads). Rebound in quarter canvas over marbled boards with paper spine label. Titlle page and last page soiled, title with repaired tear, remainder clean and sound. Item #22458
Summers, p. 96.
With the bookplate of Nicholas Wall, Q.C., English judge, book collector and bookbinder.
"The story-line is purely gothic. Osmond has usurped Castle Conway from his brother, Reginald, whom he believes to have been murdered but is in fact imprisoned secretly elsewhere in the castle under the guardianship of Kenric the castellan. Kenric has also saved Reginald's daughter, Angela, but had been unable to save Reginald's wife who was murdered and becomes the spectre of the castle. Osmond seeks to seduce Angela but she is saved at the last moment by her suitor, Earl Percy, and by the intervention of her mother's ghost who puts in a deus- (or spiritus-) ex-machina appearance." (St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers. p. 365).