THE ILLUSTRATED PARLOUR MISCELLANY. Anonymously Edited Anthology.

THE ILLUSTRATED PARLOUR MISCELLANY. London: J. Field, Regents Quadrant, 1847. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1] 2-325 [326: printer's imprint], uncredited illustrations, some full page, in the text, original decorated red cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, yellow coated endpapers, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Includes an anonymous sensational western story "The Rivals: A True Story of Texas Border Life," pp. [11]-51, which features a ghostly avenger (rationalized). "The Magic Phial" is a very short story about the devil, rationalized as a dream. Also a nonfiction piece, "The Rationale of Ghosts," as well as Irving's "Rip Van Winkle" and other fiction, all anonymously presented, except for three attributed to C. Wells and Mrs. Caroline White. Not in Faxon or Wolff. Binding slightly leaned, light wear to cloth at edges, some tanning and scattered foxing to text and plates, a very good copy. (#116496).

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