MEN, WOMEN, AND GHOSTS. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1869. 12mo, pp. [1-8]  2-334 [335-336: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original green cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, brown coated endpapers. First edition. The author's first short story collection. Ten tales, some with supernatural and occult themes. A major American short story collection. See Quinn, American Fiction, pp. 192-203. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1303. Bleiler (1978), p. 157. Reginald 11432. BAL 20866. Wright(II) 2630. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, embossed stamp of an old Baltimore book and stationery store on front flyleaf, several minor creases to front free endpaper and two preliminary leaves, mild scattered foxing early and late, still a very nice copy with clean binding and bright spine stamping.(#116739).
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