A NIGHT ON THE BORDERS OF THE BLACK FOREST. Amelia Edwards.

A NIGHT ON THE BORDERS OF THE BLACK FOREST. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1890. Small octavo, pp. [3-9] 10-302 [note: pages 1-2 excised by binder as issued; pagination commences with title leaf], original three-quarter maroon cloth and floral patterned white boards, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g. First U.S. edition. This collection was first published as a continental edition in 1874 in Leipzig by Tauchnitz and never published in England. The Stokes edition appears to have been printed from the plates of the Tauchnitz edition. A collection of seven stories by "a master of the Victorian ghost story" (Bleiler) including the title story (one of her most famous), "Salome" ("Edwards's finest story ... unusual among Victorian ghost tales in its pathos." [Bleiler]), and "In the Confessional." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-24. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 603. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 258-59. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 140. Bleiler (1978), p. 67. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Private owner's armorial bookplate affixed to front paste-down, owner's name and gift inscription at to edge of front free endpaper. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, edges of boards rubbed, hairline crack along inner front hinge. A very uncommon book. (#108351).

Price: $850.00

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