DR. GOULD OR SOULS IN DESPAIR AND THE STORY OF A CRIMINAL. Boston: The Christopher Publishing House, . Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-91 [92-96: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], two inserted plates with illustrations, original decorated red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. First story concerns a talismanic wedding ring that punishes infidelity, sending full-size versions of its carved serpents (invisible to all but their intended victim) to punish such a crime. It is suggested that they drain the blood of the guilty one. The second is a criminous story. Scarce vanity item. A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with closed tears and chipping to edges of spine panel and corners. (#151001).