A SECOND SERIES OF CURIOUS STORIED TRADITIONS OF SCOTTISH LIFE. Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo ... London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1861. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv-v [vi-viii]  2-305 [306: blank] 1-6: ads, inserted frontispiece, original purple cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, all edges untrimmed, brown coated endpapers. 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 earlier companion volume CURIOUS STORIED TRADITIONS OF SCOTTISH LIFE ... (1860) 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. Cloth a bit rubbed, several small stains on front cover, spine panel faded to tan, a very good copy overall. A scarce book. (#151066).
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