NOVEMBER NIGHT TALES: A BOOK OF SHORT STORIES. New York: Walter Neale, . Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-244, original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Collection of six "supernatural tales, a bit awkward in the telling but with highly imaginative ideas. In 'The North Ferry Bridge' a vengeance-crazed peddler breeds a horde of cholera-bearing rats; 'The Wolf Book' is a Gypsy grimore for werewolves; 'The Dolls' Castle' lays supernatural snares to catch children." - Robert Knowlton. Mercer, a well regarded archeologist/anthropologist, was curator of American and prehistoric archeology at the University of Pennsylvania. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 155. Bleiler (1978), p. 137. Reginald 10016. Lower fore-edge corners of front and back covers damp stained, faint tide marks on top edge of text block and along upper part of inner rear hinge, some foxing to front paste-down, text sound and clean, a good copy. (#165168).
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