LITTLE NOVELS. Wilkie Collins, William.

LITTLE NOVELS. London: Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, 1887. Octavo, three volumes: pp. [1-6] [1-3] 4-319 [320: blank]; [1-6] [1-3] 4-331 [332: blank]; [1-8] [1-3] 4-303 [304: blank], half title leaves present in all three volumes, the preliminary blank leaf follows the contents leaf in volume 3, original maroon pebbled binder's cloth. First edition. Collects fourteen stories, including four ghost stories ("Mrs. Zant and the Ghost," "Miss Jeromette and the Clergyman," "Miss Bertha and the Yankee," "Miss Dulane and My Lord"), a tale of the occult (Mr. Percy and the Prophet"), and two stories of murder and attempted poisoning ("Mr. Policeman and the Cook," "Mr. Lepel and the Housekeeper"). "These tales of terror and the supernatural have been considered by many to be comparable to those of Poe, Dickens and Le Fanu." - Bleiler. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 412. Bleiler (1978), p. 47. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Sadleir 596. Wolff 1363. Engraved bookplate of John Martineau in each volume. Small ink stain on spine panel of volume one, all endpapers foxed, a very good set. A very scarce book. (#162201).

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