TALES AND STORIES ... Now first collected with an introduction by Richard Garnett. London: William Paterson & Co., 1891. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-xv [xvi]  2-386 [387-388: ads], inserted frontispiece (portrait of the author), original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed, slate coated endpapers. First edition. Seventeen stories, some fantasy, including "Transformation" and "The Mortal Immortal," many appearing in this collection for the first time in a book. Issued as the second volume of Paterson's "Treasure House of Tales" series which is used as the binder's title. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-88. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 194. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 47. See Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1465c, d and e. See Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2021c. Bleiler (1978), p. 178. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Merest hint of rubbing to cloth at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, several tiny bits of leather adhered to rear cover (some transfer from a once adjacent leather bound volume), else a bright, near fine copy. A nice copy of a book usually found in lesser condition. (#80722).