WOLFERT'S ROOST AND OTHER PAPERS, NOW FIRST COLLECTED. New York: G. P. Putnam & Co., 12 Park Place, 1855. 12mo, pp. [5-7] 8  10-383 [384: blank] [note: text complete despite gap in pagination] + 12-page publisher's catalogue dated "Feb'y., 1855" inserted at rear, flyleaves at front and rear, inserted frontispiece and vignette title leaf, original pictorial slate green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, rear panel stamped in blind, yellow endpapers. First U.S. edition, first printing with the vignette title leaf and title leaf (a single sheet folded to make four pages) pasted to the stub of an excised leaf <1>2. A literary miscellany; stories and sketches, most first published in the KNICKERBOCKER MAGAZINE, several revised, which includes five supernatural tales: "The Knight of Malta: The Grand Prior of Minorca," "Guests from Gibbet-Island," "Don Juan: A Spectral Research," "Legend of the Engulphed Convent," and "The Phantom Island: The Adalantado of the Seven Cities." Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 887. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 224-5. Bleiler (1978), p. 107. BAL 10188. Wright (II) 1327. Langfeld and Blackburn, p. 44. Cloth worn at spine ends, a clean, tight, very good copy. (#169823).
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