A MIRROR OF SHALOTT: BEING A COLLECTION OF TALES TOLD AT AN UNPROFESSIONAL SYMPOSIUM. New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, . Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-358 [359-360: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in green, orange and black, spine panel stamped in green and orange. First U.S. edition. Collects fourteen stories. This early issue or printing with no date on the title page adds "Father Maddox's Tale," which appeared in the earlier UK edition, but not in the earliest version of the Benziger edition date 1907 on the title page. Benson's best collection of short fiction. "... Montague Summers said of A MIRROR OF SHALOTT ... that 'there are few better stories of this kind.' It is a series of stories recounted by a group of priests, much in the Canterbury Tales vein, each telling of his supernatural experiences." - Ashley , Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p.32. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-18. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 149. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, Volume II, p. 21 (recording the earlier UK edition). Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 28-31. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-19. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 71. Bleiler (1978), p. 21. Reginald 01141. Small, neat gift inscription on front free endpaper, a near fine, bright copy. A very attractive copy of a scarce book. (#149959).
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