TERRIBLE TALES: GERMAN. Paris, London, Chicago, New York, Washington: Brentano's, n.d. [1890]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-193 [194-196: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original gray cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g., fore and bottom edges trimmed. First U.S. edition. The Brentano's edition was printed in Edinburgh by R. & R. Clark and was probably issued simultaneously with the W. W. Gibbings edition published in London in 1890. Preface signed in type: "C.J.T." Five novelettes, weird and mystery: "A Strange Bride" variant on "The Death Bride" in Mrs. Utterson's TALES OF THE DEAD (1813), "The Crazy Half-Heller" is Fouque's "The Bottle Imp," "The Goldsmith of the Rue Nicaise" is Hoffmann's "Mademoiselle de Scudari." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-3. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1583. Bleiler (1978), p. 37. Reginald 13944. Slight spine lean, light wear to cloth at lower front corner tip, free endpapers tanned, a very good copy. (#119301).

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