THE PIXY; OR, THE UNBAPTIZED CHILD. A CHRISTMAS TALE ... Beautifully Illustrated. London: Published, for the Proprietor, by John Dicks, at the Office of "Reynold's Miscellany," Wellington Street North, Strand, 1848. 12mo, pp. [1-8]  2-136, two illustrations, original decorated gray-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, rear panel stamped in blind, cream coated endpapers. First edition. A sentimental story about the ghost of an unbaptized child as a symbol of repentance. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, p. 209. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 420. Bleiler (1978), p. 165. Reginald 12157. Sadleir 2039. Early gift inscription dated 1 January 1849 on the front free endpaper. Spine lean, several small, mild stains to cloth, a very good copy. COPAC reports only two copies (British Library and Cambridge) OCLC reports only the British Library copy. A rare book.(#156312).
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