Publisher: Kensington Gazzette
Author: Ancram Hudson l1
This is one of the rare and highly sought after issues of the Kensington
Gazzette, a British Periodical (Penny Dreadful) which intoduced our favorite
demonologist to the world. From 1870-8 Ancram Hudson crafted, in serial format,
the early world of Hillsdale and his victorian cast of darkling witches and
slithering evil. I acquired this one at a comics convention in Philadelphia
in 1976 and it is in excellent condition. Before anybody starts sending e-mails,
no it is not for sale, and yes, it is in my safety deposit box.
note: It was during the publications run that the infamous
Hillsdale Jinx frist surfaced. First an editor (Niles McConnor) at the magazine
was run down by a carriage, and next when the publsiher (Lord Ashwith) committed
suicide after an extended battle with opium and absinthe addictions.