(#164819) A NEW ENGLAND NUN AND OTHER STORIES. Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.

A NEW ENGLAND NUN AND OTHER STORIES. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv [1] 2-468 [469-476: ads], flyleaves at front and rear, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in white, black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. A cornerstone collection of New England regional tales, including the ghost stories "A Gentle Ghost" (which is rationalized) and "The Twelfth Guest," and the marginally weird "A Village Lear" (these last two not appearing in the Arkham House collected edition of her ghost stories). "Her usual subtle blend of naturalistic supernaturalism." - Robert Knowlton. BAL 6325. Wright (III) 2036. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Signature of early owner in pencil on the front free endpaper. Cloth worn at lower spine end and lower front corner tip, cloth rubbed at upper spine end and the other corner tips, a very good copy. (#164819).

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