A BOOK OF GHOSTS. London: Methuen & Co., . Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-383 [384: printer's imprint] + 40-page publisher's catalogue dated September 1904 inserted at rear, eight inserted plates with illustrations by D. Murray Smith, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. Collects twenty-one stories. "Collection of ghost stories, some dating back to the 1850s. Most are slight tales of apparitions; the most interesting are 'Pomps and Vanities,' a tale of possession; and 'The Merewigs,' a farce in which persons who made no spiritual progress in their last incarnation must now haunt the British Museum." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-6. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 26-7. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 97. Bleiler (1978), p. 15. Reginald 00865. Some scattered foxing to text block, shallow marginal staining to upper edges of three plates and top edge of rear paste-down, but a tight, bright, very good copy. A nice copy of a book that is seldom encountered in superior condition. (#149333).
"First published, 1904" on copyright page.