A NIGHT ON THE BORDERS OF THE BLACK FOREST ... Copyright Edition [with] UNTRODDEN PEAKS AND UNFREQUENTED VALLEYS: A MIDSUMMER RAMBLE IN THE DOLOMITES ... Copyright Edition. Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1874; 1873. Small octavo, two volumes in one: pp. [1-9] 10-302; [1-7] 8-302 [303: publisher's imprint] [304: blank], nineteenth-century three-quarter green calf and marbled boards, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. First edition of BORDERS and first continental edition of UNTRODDEN PEAKS. Edwards's collection, A NIGHT ON THE BORDERS OF THE BLACK FOREST, was first published as a continental edition in 1874 by Tauchnitz and never published in England. The American edition published by Frederick A. Stokes Company in 1890 was apparently printed from the plates of this Tauchnitz edition. A collection of seven stories by "a master of the Victorian ghost story" (Bleiler) including the title story (one of her most famous), "Salome" ("Edwards's finest story ... unusual among Victorian ghost tales in its pathos." [Bleiler]), and "In the Confessional." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-24. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 603. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 258-59. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 140. Bleiler (1978), p. 67. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Bookplate of early owner Sydney Williams affixed to the front free endpaper. An early rebind without the original wrappers or the half title leaves. Calf rubbed at spine ends and corner tips and along outer joints, but still a very good copy. (#151686).
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