ATLANTIC TALES. A COLLECTION OF STORIES FROM THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. Octavo, pp. [1-4]  2-479 [480: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, vignette title page, original bevel-edged green pebbled cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, t.e.g., other edges trimmed, brown coated endpapers. First edition. Includes the first book appearance of Fitz-James O'Brien's classic short story "The Diamond Lens." "... far and away O'Brien's most original, most influential, and best work." - Franklin, Future Perfect, p. 321. There are thirteen other stories, including several fantasies, by Edward Everett Hale (two contributions including his "The Man Without a Country"), Lucretia P. Hale ("The Queen of the Red Chessmen"), Rose Terry [Cooke], Bayard Taylor, and others. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 66. Bleiler (1978), p. 7. BAL 3775 (Cooke); BAL 15174 (O'Brien); BAL 19697 (Taylor). Wright (II) 155. A bright, fine copy. Uncommon in this condition. (#148067).
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