PLOTS AND COUNTERPLOTS: MORE UNKNOWN THRILLERS OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT. Edited and with an Introduction by Madeleine Stern. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1976. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. Collects five sensational fictions published pseudonymously by Alcott during the 1860s. "Alcott's Gothic tales are marked by both the expected external trappings of gruesomeness as well as their penetration into the disorders of the mind." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 1-5. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2-3. A fine copy in fine price-clipped dust jacket. (#162004).
First printing has code "1 2 3 4 5 80 79 78 77 76" on copyright page.