TALES FOR A STORMY NIGHT. TRANSLATIONS OF TOURGUENEFF [i.e. TURGENEV], BALZAC, MERIMEE, ALPHONSE DAUDET. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1891. 12mo, pp. [i-ii] iii-v [vi] vii [viii][1-3] 4-279 [280: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in silver and gold spine panel stamped in gold and blind, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. Five short stories, three of them supernatural ("Ghosts" by Turgenev, "A Miracle in Flanders" by Balzac, "The Venus of Ille" by Merimee), another dealing with insanity. The named translators are Susan Walker Longworth, Eugene F. Bliss and Maria Longworth Storer. According to the anonymous preface, one of the translators compiled the collection. Bleiler (1978), p. 8. Reginald 13975. Contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper. Cloth worn at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, inner hinges partially cracked, still a good, sound copy. Scarce. (#149497).
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