MODERN GHOSTS ... Introduction by George William Curtis. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. Small octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii-xv [xvi-viii] 1-225 [226: blank] [227: ads] [228: blank] [note: title leaf is a tipped in singleton], title page printed in orange and black, original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in silver and gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. Includes "The Horla" (first book appearance in English) and "On the River" by de Maupassant, "The Tall Woman" by Pedro Antonio de Alarcon, "Maese Perez, the Organist" by Gustavo Adolfo Becqer, "Fioraccio" by Giovanni Magherini-Graziani and two other non-fantastic stories by European writers. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1184. Bleiler (1978), p. 8. Reginald 10211. BAL 4385. 1890 Christmas gift inscription in ink on front free endpaper. Spine lean, cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, three small chips from cloth along outer rear joint, a sound, good copy. (#158670).
No statement of printing on copyright page.