TALES FROM GAUTIER With a Preface by George Saintsbury. London: R. Worthington,Eveleigh Nash & Grayson Limited, 1927. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 1-17 [18-20] 21-265 [266-268: blank], title page printed in red and black, original navy blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First printing of this edition. A collection of five stories, including the classic vampire tale "Clarimonde" and "The Mummy's Foot," with a new 16-page preface by George Saintsbury. This translation by Lafcadio Hearn is one of the two best translations of Gautier into English. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-64. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 678. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 167. Touch of wear at lower spine end, else a fine copy. (#164574).
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