REDGAUNTLET. A TALE OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. By the Author of "Waverley" Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; and Hurst, Robinson, and Co. London, 1824. Octavo, three volumes: pp. [1-4] [1-3] 4-319 [320: blank]; [1-4] [1-3] 4-328; [1-4] [1-3] 4-331 [332: blank], rebound in three-quarter green crushed morocco and green cloth with marbled endpapers and gilt edges by Riviere & Son. First edition. Includes "Wandering Willie's Tale," Scott's best supernatural story, long accounted one of the early masterpieces of the English short story. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1454. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 174-175. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 372. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 262-65. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 443. Bleiler (1978), p. 176. Block, The English Novel 1740-1850, p. 210. NCBEL III 674. Leather rubbed at corners and along outer joints, half titles present, but lacks the two advertising leaves at the front of volume 1 and the two leaves of advertisements at the rear of volume 3, the half title and title leaves of volume 2 are water stained, a sound, good set in an attractive binding. (#147695).
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