IN PARTNERSHIP: STUDIES IN STORY-TELLING. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-210 [211-216: ads] [217-218: blank] [note: first leaf excised or pasted under front paste-down; last leaf is a blank], original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in light blue and gold. First edition. Mixed collection which includes criminous and fantastic tales. Includes two stories jointly written by Matthews and Bunner, plus three solely by Matthews, including "The Rival Ghosts," and three solely by Bunner. "The Title Story" is a noteworthy experiment in narrative technique with its quasi-epistolary juxtaposition of letters, news stories, a theater program, an envelope, etc. endeavoring to tell a story without any other connecting tissue. See Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1132d. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Not in Hubin (1994). BAL 1895. Wright (III) 3649. Early owner's signature at top edge of half title page. Hint of wear to cloth at bottom spine end and corner tips, a bright, very good copy. (#115461).

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