TALES OF MEN AND GHOSTS. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-438 [439-442: ads], title page printed in orange and black, original red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. First printing with Scribner device and "Published October, 1910" on copyright page. This short story collection by one of America's finest writers of ghost stories includes "Afterward," Wharton's "most chilling ghost story." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 460-61. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-173. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 181. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-208. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1685. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 808. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-253. Bleiler (1978), p. 207. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 W-421. Spine panel just a bit sunned, else a bright, nearly fine copy. (#136052).
First printing has Scribner device and "Published October, 1910" on copyright page.