WILD LOVE. A ROMANCE. From the German of de la Motte Fouqué. London: James Burns, 17 Portman Street, 1844. Small octavo, pp. [1-10] [1-5] 6-52 [1-3] 4-214  [216: blank] [1-3] 4-22 [1-5] 6-20 -4: ads, illustrations by John Franklin, original bevel-edged green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, a.e.g., salmon coated endpapers. First edition. Collects WILD LOVE and three short stories, the first and the third supernatural: "Rosaura and Her Kinsfolk," "The Oak of the Idols" and "The Field of Terror." This is volume three of the publisher's five-volume "Fouqué's Translated Works." Of the stories, all translated anonymously, Morgan 1658 says: "The first rather poorly done, the next two very well." A charming little book; the 1844 first printing is quite scarce; later printings, mostly not dated -- including those published by Edward Lumley -- are more often encountered. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 655. Spine ends lightly worn, corner tips rubbed, a bright, very good copy. (#148856).
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