THE SUPERNATURAL TALES OF FITZ-JAMES O'BRIEN. New York: Doubleday, 1988. Octavo, two volumes, boards. First edition. Two-volume collection, the first subtitled "Macabre Tales," the second "Dream Stories and Fantasies," collecting twenty-five stories and two poems, edited, with introduction and notes, by Jessica Amanda Salmonson. "... definitive modern collection." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-134. O'Brien is one of the key links in American weird fiction between Poe and Bierce. Both volumes are signed by Salmonson on the front free endpaper. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-33, 1-34 and 1-35; (1981) 1-132; (1987) 1-72; and (1995) 1-72. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 140. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 304. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1657-61. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1944-47. Reginald 30903 and 30904. A fine set in fine dust jackets. (#158248).
First edition so stated on copyright pages.