DAVID POINDEXTER'S DISAPPEARANCE AND OTHER TALES. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1888. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-3] 4-210 1-10 [11-12]: ads, no flyleaves, original brick red wrappers printed in black. First edition. This Appleton edition was published in paper wrappers at 50¢ and in a publisher's hardcover bind-up for the library market. This is one of the paperbound copies. Collects five tales including Hawthorne's early timeslip vampire classic, "Ken's Mystery," and "My Friend Paton," a ghost story. The former is "probably Hawthorne's best short story." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 771. This is probably Hawthorne's best short story collection. Bleiler (1978), p. 96. Reginald 06939. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 51. Hubin (1994), p. 384. Wright (III) 2582. Light wear at spine ends, a very good copy. A beautiful copy of a fragile production. The somewhat pulpy paper probably accounts for some of the book's scarcity. (#130311).
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