ROMANTIC LEGENDS OF SPAIN. Translated by Cornelia Frances Bates and Katherine Lee Bates. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v-viii [ix-x] xi-xxviii 1-271 [272-274: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], sixteen inserted plates, original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. The most extensive English-language collection of stories by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer (1836-1870), known as "the Spanish Poe." Becquer was the most famous nineteenth century Spanish writer of supernatural fiction, and was very influential on Latin American fiction. This is one of only two English-language collections extant, the other being a smaller selection published anonymously as TERRIBLE TALES: SPANISH (1890). See Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1585. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Tiny stain to fore-edge of front cover, mild sunning to spine panel, else a clean, tight, very good copy with bright cover stamping. (#115860).
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