MEN, WOMEN, AND GHOSTS. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1869. 12mo, pp. [1-8]  2-334 [335-336: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original purple cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, brown coated endpapers. First edition. The author's first collection of short fiction and a major American short story collection. Ten tales, three with supernatural and occult themes, including "Kentucky's Ghost," a good nautical ghost story. See Quinn, American Fiction, pp. 192-203. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1303. Bleiler (1978), p. 157. Reginald 11432. BAL 20866. Wright(II) 2630. Cloth partially rubbed along lower edge, a nearly fine copy. A lovely copy. Scarce in such nice condition. (#151836).
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