New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers. 1894. 1st US edition (Gullans & Espey 79). viii, 464,  pp. Publisher adverts last 4 pages. Illustrated by the author. 8vo. 7-1/2" x 5". Linen cloth binding with elaborate gilt & green spider-web cover design, by Armstrong. Cocked. Spine sun-tanned. General wear & soiling. An About VG copy. Item #4753.3
Du Maurier's bestselling novel about Svengali and his singer, Trilby.
The novel had such public impact that Svengali has entered mainstream language as a word now used to describe "a person who exercises a controlling or mesmeric influence on another, especially for a sinister purpose."