XINGU AND OTHER STORIES. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-436 [437-440: ads], title page printed in red and black, original reddish brown cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, fore-edge untrimmed. First edition. First printing with "Published October, 1916" and Scribner device on copyright page. This mixed collection of short fiction by one of America's finest writers of ghost stories includes "Kerfol" and "The Triumph of Night," two of Wharton's best supernatural stories. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 181. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-208. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1686. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 460-61. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-254. Bleiler (1978), p. 207. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 W-423. Garrison A24.1.a. Neat contemporary owner's signature dated 1917 on front free endpaper and attractive bookplate on front paste-down, a bright, fine copy. A beautiful copy. An uncommon book, especially in nice condition. (#96051).

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