DEVIL TALES. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1900. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] vii-xi [xii] [1-2] 3-210  [212: blank], flyleaf at front, twenty-eight inserted plates with illustrations by A. B. Frost, title page printed in orange and black, original pictorial orange cloth, front and rear panels stamped black and silver, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. Weird tales narrated in Black dialect by a Tennessee author. Effectively atmospheric material matched by Frost's artwork. A worthwhile collection. "True, Voudooism has been touched upon before, incidentally in fiction, and more seriously in the contributions of folklore; but the Black Art, probably, has never before been made the piece de resistance as in these tales." - The Bookman, February 1901, p. 623. Bleiler (1978), p. 29. Reginald 01735. Wright (III) 643. Undated penciled gift inscription on front free endpaper. Spine panel a bit dusty and faded, some faint spotting to rear cover, just a bit of rubbing to spine ends, a very good or better copy. Quite scarce in such nice condition. (#136805).
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