LITTLE CLASSICS ... INTELLECT. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1874. 12mo, pp. [1-7] 8-207 [208-212: blank] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks], title page printed in red and black, original decorated green cloth, front panel and spine panels stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in blind, slate coated endpapers, all edges stained red. First edition. An early American anthology of mystery and fantastic fiction. INTELLECT was volume two of Osgood's twelve-volume "Little Classics" series. Four of seven stories collected here are supernatural tales: "The House and the Brain" by E. Bulwer Lytton, "D'Outre Mort" by Harriet Prescott Spofford, "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe, and "The Captain's Story" by Rebecca Haring Davis, the latter termed "excellent" by Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 924. A popular series, reprinted many times, the 1874 first printing is uncommon. Bleiler (1978), p. 110. Reginald 07930. A fine copy. (#111205).
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