THE TWO MAGICS: THE TURN OF THE SCREW, COVERING END. New York: The Macmillan Company. London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1898. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-2] 3-393 [394: blank] [395-396: ads], original claret cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First published U.S. edition. Published in October 1898, perhaps simultaneously with Heinemann's British edition. 2250 copies printed. First book publication of "The Turn of the Screw," James's most famous ghost story. "One of the most sophisticated and controversial of all ghost stories." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 231-32. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-107. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 906. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 20. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1570-72. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-123. Bleiler (1978), p. 108. Reginald 07799. BAL 10634 (noted binder's variant C, no sequence determined). Edel and Laurence A52b. Bookplate of Boston based publisher Richard Gorham Badger (1877-1937) affixed to the front paste-down. Cloth worn with shallow loss at spine ends, spine panel darkened, crack along inner margin between half title leaf and title leaf, a good copy. (#165329).
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