THE KEEPSAKE FOR MDCCCXXIX [1829]. Frederic Mansel Reynolds.

THE KEEPSAKE FOR MDCCCXXIX [1829]. London: Published for the Proprietor, by Hurst, Chance, and Co., 65, St. Paul's Churchyard, and R. Jennings, 2, Poultry, n.d. [1828]. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv-v [vi] vii [viii] [1] 2-360, presentation plate, vignette title, frontispiece and sixteen plates inserted, original floral patterned burgundy cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, a.e.g., cream endpapers. First edition. The first publication of "My Aunt Margaret's Mirror," pp. 2-44, and "The Tapestried Chamber, or the Lady in the Sacque," 123-142, two important supernatural tales written by Sir Walter Scott, both here attributed to the "Author of Waverley." Scott intended that both stories be included in CHRONICLES OF THE CANONGATE, SECOND SERIES, but his publishers Ballantyne and Cadell rejected them as unworthy of the author of WAVERLEY. Both tales have been frequently anthologized. Alfred, Lord Tennyson later called "My Aunt Margaret's Mirror" the "finest of all ghost or magic stories." Other contributors to this volume include William Wordsworth, Robert Southey, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 172-174. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 443. Todd and Bowden 219A. Faxon 1490. Wolff 7806b. Cloth faded, mainly spine panel, 20 mm closed tear in fore-edge margin of front free endpaper, damp stains to fore-edge margins of several early plates, some tanning and scattered foxing to text and plates, but a very good copy. Now rather uncommon in the original cloth. (#157085).

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