The Black Swan [the first version of Gabriel Denver which Brown reluctantly revised at the insistence of his publishers to suit contemporary prudery] and thirteen lyrics, one short story and another prose fragment"; Wolff 880; Wolff, Strange Stories, p. 40: "Had The Black Swan appeared as the work of a mature and experienced novelist, it would have been and arresting novel. As the first effort of a seventeen-year-old writer, it is quite unbelievable." The unfinished "The Dwale Bluth" is a story of a woman's obsession with belladonna. Bookplate of A.H. Christie in each volume. (2) " /> BROWN, OLIVER MADOX. The Dwale Bluth, Hebditch's Legacy, and Other Literary Remains...Edited by William M. Rossetti and F. Hueffer. London: Tinsley Brothers 1876. <I>2 vols., 8vo, original rose-madder cloth, spines faded, wear at ends and some fore-corners, front free endpaper removed in vol. 1, cloth slipcase.</I> FIRST EDITION, two etched frontispiece portraits by Ford Madox Brown. Fredeman 47.2: "Besides the works indicated in the title, the volumes also contain <I>The Black Swan</I> [the first version of <I>Gabriel Denver</I> which Brown reluctantly revised at the insistence of his publishers to suit contemporary prudery] and thirteen lyrics, one short story and another prose fragment"; Wolff 880; Wolff, <I>Strange Stories</I>, p. 40: "Had <I>The Black Swan</I> appeared as the work of a mature and experienced novelist, it would have been and arresting novel. As the first effort of a seventeen-year-old writer, it is quite unbelievable." The unfinished "The Dwale Bluth" is a story of a woman's obsession with belladonna. Bookplate of A.H. Christie in each volume. (2) | Christie's