A STABLE FOR NIGHTMARES OR WEIRD TALES by J. Sheridan Le Fanu ... Sir Charles Young, Bart. and Others. New York: New Amsterdam Book Company, 1896. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-256, four inserted plates with illustrations by A. Burnham Shute, original decorated mustard cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First U.S. edition. A partial reprint of A STABLE FOR NIGHTMARES, a British Christmas annual of fiction and poetry published in 1867 by Tinsley Brothers, with additions and omissions. Collects eleven supernatural tales by American and British writers presented here anonymously. Includes "Dickon the Devil" by Le Fanu (first appearance in a book) and "What Was It?" by Fitz-James O'Brien. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 13510. Bleiler (1978), p. 121. Reginald 13510. Some light dust soiling to cloth, tiny stain at top edge of rear cover, a very good copy. A better than average copy of this attractive book. (#147319).
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