THE PHANTOM DEATH AND OTHER STORIES. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, [1895]. Small octavo, pp. [1-10] [1] 2-226 [227: ad] [228-230: blank] [note: first two and last leaves are blanks], inserted frontispiece with illustration by F. A. Carter, original pictorial green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in silver, top edge stained silver, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First U. S. edition. Collects eleven short fictions by a master of the sea story. Tales of macabre and unusual happenings aboard ships at sea; murders, death by poisonous snake (the title story), but none which can be classified as supernatural or fantasy. Part of Stokes' handsome "Twentieth Century Series." Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 829. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-223. Bleiler (1948), p. 241. Not in Bleiler (1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1994), p. 709. Small private owner's library stamp on front free endpaper. A fine copy. (#109322).

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