TERRIBLE TALES: SPANISH. Anonymously Edited Anthology.

TERRIBLE TALES: SPANISH. Paris, London, Chicago, New York, Washington: Brentano's, n.d. [1890]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-178 [179-180: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original gray cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g., fore and bottom edges trimmed. First U.S. edition. The Brentano's edition was printed in Edinburgh by R. & R. Clark and was probably issued simultaneously with the W. W. Gibbings edition published in London in 1890. Author of all these tales is Gustavo Adolfo Becquer (1836-1870), known as "the Spanish Poe," the most famous nineteenth century Spanish writer of supernatural fiction, also very influential on Latin American fiction. This is one of only two English-language collections extant, the other being the uncommon ROMANTIC LEGENDS OF SPAIN (Crowell 1909). Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-3. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1585. Bleiler (1978), p. 37. Reginald 13946. A bright, near fine copy. (#149612).

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