BRED IN THE BONE. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1904. Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1-2] 3-274 [275-278: ads], eight inserted plates with illustrations by Harrison Fisher, F. C. Yohn, Fletcher C. Ransom, A. B. Frost and Thomas Fogarty, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition, first binding of green cloth stamped in gold. Collects seven stories including "The Spectre in the Cart," a ghost story in which a Southern county prosecutor riding home on horseback at night sees the ghosts of two Blacks (father and son) accused of killing a White man and his wife, the father found guilty and hung, the son lynched while his conviction was on appeal. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 P-8. BAL 15393. A fine copy. (#132785).
"Published, May, 1904" and Scribner seal on copyright page.