CONVERSATIONS WITH AN AMBITIOUS STUDENT IN ILL HEALTH: WITH OTHER PIECES. By the Author of "Pelham," "Eugene Aram," &c. &c. New-York: Printed and Published by J. & J. Harper, No. 82 Cliff-Street. And Sold by the Principal Booksellers Throughout the United States, 1832. 12mo, pp. [i-ix] x [11-13] 14-205 [206: blank] [207-216: ads], flyleaves at front and rear, original purple cloth, printed paper label affixed to spine panel. First edition. A miscellany of essays and fiction, including an important occult story, "Monos and Daimonos." The importance of this edition (other that the fact that it is the first edition of this collection) is that it includes "Manuscript Found in a Madhouse," (pages -205), a Gothic story not included in the enlarged edition published in 1835 by Saunders and Otley in London and Harper in New York, although Bleiler says it is there. See Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 302. Wolff 961 (giving contents). Cloth spotted and stained and largely faded to brown, endpapers foxed, small chip from the lower fore-edge corner of the front free endpaper, larger chip from the lower fore-edge corner of the front flyleaf, nevertheless a nice copy of a very scarce book. (#148834).
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