WEIRD TIT-BITS: AMERICAN. New York and London: White & Allen, n.d. [1888]. Small octavo, pp. [1-2] 3 [4] 5-256, original half maroon cloth and marbled boards, spine panel stamped in gold, brown coated endpapers. First U.S. edition. Various bibliographers including Bleiler and Reginald state that this anthology series was reprinted under varying titles, including this one. Reginald dates 1895? The first editions were produced in 1888 as WEIRD TALES: AMERICAN, etc., by William Paterson of London, and apparently first or later printing sheets were later utilized by Brentano's of New York. However, the earliest U.S. printing was this White & Allen edition. According to The American Catalogue, the five volume set was published in 1888 in imitation calf at $2.50 and imitation half calf (i.e. half cloth and boards) at $7.50 per set respectively. Collects nine stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Gilmore Simms, and others. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-4. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1665. Reginald 14972A. Boards lightly worn at corner tips, a very good copy. (#119295).

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