EVENING TALES FOR THE WINTER; BEING A SELECTION OF WONDERFUL & SUPERNATURAL STORIES. Translated from the Chinese, Turkish and German ... Three volumes in one. New-York: Published by Richard Marsh, 138 William Street, 1856. Octavo, three volumes in one: pp. [i-iii] iv [v-vi] [7] 8-178; [1-3] 4-119 [120: blank]; [1-3] 4-86 [53] 54-74 original decorated brown cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. Later edition, expanded. An expanded edition of TALES OF TERROR; OR, THE MYSTERIES OF MAGIC. A SELECTION OF WONDERFUL AND SUPERNATURAL STORIES, TRANSLATED FROM THE CHINESE, TURKISH, AND GERMAN ... (1833). A collection of Gothic and Romantic stories, most of which are fantastic. Includes "The Magic Dice" by Thomas de Quincey, "The Boarwolf" by J. Apel, and "Peter Rugg, the Missing Man" by William Austin. The 1856 edition adds nine stories: "Old Adventures," "Love and Authorship," "The Magdalen," "An Old House in the City," "Nina Dalgarooki," "Sir Hurry Skurry: A Character," "Marie Marnet," "The Prophecy" and "The Baronet's Bride." "... an excellent selection for its day, with much material that is not generally available elsewhere." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1427. Frank, Through the Pale Door: A Guide To and Through the American Gothic 451. Bleiler (1978), p. 173. Reginald 15858A. See Wright (I) 2266-2268. Professionally recased with original cloth spine preserved, a very good copy. (#151897).

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