CURIOUS STORIED TRADITIONS OF SCOTTISH LIFE. Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo ... London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1860. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv-vi [vii-viii]  2-298 1-6: ads, inserted frontispiece, original dark blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, rear panel stamped in blind. First edition. A collection of mostly supernatural fiction of the author's invention (not legends and folklore retold) whose stories in this collection and its companion volume A SECOND SERIES OF CURIOUS STORIED TRADITIONS OF SCOTTISH LIFE (1861) were characterized by a reviewer as "annalistic fiction." Stories by Leighton are also found in the 20-volume TALES OF THE BORDERS, HISTORICAL, TRADITIONARY, AND IMAGINATIVE. Edited by John Mackay Wilson. New Edition Revised by Alexander Leighton ... (1857) and his later solo collection MYSTERIOUS LEGENDS OF EDINBURGH. NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME TOLD IN PRINT ... (1864). Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1991). Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Masonic library bookplate on the front paste-down and their small stamp on the title page. Slight spine lean, cloth a bit rubbed and scuffed, hairline cracks along inner hinges, still a sound, good copy overall. A scarce book. (#151065).
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