A HOUSE PARTY: AN ACCOUNT OF THE STORIES TOLD AT A GATHERING OF FAMOUS AMERICAN AUTHORS. The Story Tellers Being Introduced by Paul Leicester Ford. Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1901. Octavo, pp. [1-16] 1-418 [419-426: ads] [note: first leaf is used as front-paste-down, second and third leaves contain contest rules and "guessing coupon"], original decorated red cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Original anthology with twelve stories presented anonymously in the form of a contest, with readers invited to guess the authorship of each story. The contributors include Frank R. Stockton, Owen Wister, George Washington Cable, and others. At least four of the stories are supernatural: "Artemisia's Mirror" (by Bertha Runkle), "Dawson's Dilemma" (by John Kendrick Bangs), "The Messenger" (Octave Thanet) and "The Green Bowl" (by Sarah Orne Jewett). BAL 754, etc. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 H-903. Slight spine lean, a bright, nearly fine copy. (#112538).
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