TALES BY LEIGH HUNT NOW FIRST COLLECTED. With a Prefatory Memoir by William Knight. London: William Paterson & Co., 1891. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-xxxv [xxxvi] xxxvii-xxxviii [xxxix-xl]  2-388, inserted frontispiece (portrait of Hunt), original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge untrimmed, charcoal coated endpapers. First edition. Collects twenty-eight stories by this important member of the English Romantic movement. The material includes literary fairy tales and Gothic romances, and tends to be informed by the good-natured vitality that made Hunt such a valued friend. Part of the "Treasure House of Tales" series, whose other volumes gathered material by Mary Shelley, Douglas Jerrold and Benjamin Disraeli. The biographical essay by Knight is about thirty pages long. Bleiler (1978), p. 105. Reginald 07613. NCBEL III 1217. Not in Wolff. Lower corner tips lightly bumped, a bright, nearly fine copy. (#150855).
No statement of printing.