NETTY RENTON, OR THE GHOST ... With Two Illustrations by Thos. Nast. New York: G. P. Putnam & Son ... London: Sampson Low & Co., 1869. Square octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-5] 6-93 [94: blank] [note: first two leaves are blanks], two illustrations (frontispiece and engraved title vignette on two conjugate leaves) by Thomas Nast, original bevel-edged terra cotta cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, brown coated endpapers. Second edition. The author's third book. A sentimental Christmas ghost story in the mode of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL. "A well-sustained piece of spookery which combines the ways and means of the Gothic with a Civil War theme in the reunion of the lonely heroine and her deceased soldier-lover." - Frank 367. The story was collected in THREE TALES: THE GHOST, THE BRAZEN ANDROID, THE CARPENTER (1892). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1247a. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 847. Bleiler (1978), p. 149. Bleiler (1978), p. 149. Reginald 10910. Wright (II) 1813. Hamilton, American Illustrated Books 1881. Foley, p. 213. Spine ends and corner tips worn, some wrinkles and spots to cloth, a good or better copy. (#164614).
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