A Book of Bargains by Vincent O'Sullivan

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Solis Press are proud to reprint this collection of seven short horror tales from Vincent O’Sullivan, the master of the decadent and macabre.

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Vincent O’Sullivan (1868-1940) was born into a prosperous Irish American family in New York and moved to London as a child. However, Vincent spent much of his life in the demi-monde world that is the setting of the stories in this collection.

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While in Paris, O’Sullivan was friends with Oscar Wilde, Leonard Smithers, Aubrey Beardsley and other members of the Aesthetic movement.

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The writer Robert Aickman wrote of O’Sullivan that: "Having lived a longish life as a more or less well-to-do rentier, in latish middle age found himself ruined, wrote his last book under terrible conditions, and, dying in Paris, ended anonymously in the common pit for the cadavers of paupers."

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This edition includes the frontispiece from the first edition by Aubrey Beardsley. Each of the seven stories is illustrated with photographs commissioned for this new printing.

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Paperback, 9.2 inches × 6.1 inches; 234mm × 156mm; 72 pages

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