THE SNOW-IMAGE, AND OTHER TWICE-TOLD TALES. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852 [i.e. late December 1851]. Octavo, pp. [3-7] 8-273 [274: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank; text complete despite gap in pagination] + 4-page publisher's catalogue dated "January, 1852" inserted between the front endpapers, flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated brown cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, yellow endpapers. First edition, first printing. 2425 copies printed. Published in late December 1851, simultaneous with or several days before the first British edition published by Henry G. Bohn with a title page dated 1851. A collection of sketches and tales including "The Snow-Image," "Ethan Brand," and "The Man of Adamant," the latter a ghost story. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-79. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 778. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 196-99. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1536-43. Bleiler (1978), p. 96. Reginald 06960. BAL 7607. Clark A 19.1.a. Spine lean, cloth worn at spine ends and corners with shallow loss, publisher's ads and first and last text leaves tanned, else a very good copy. (#129756).

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