(#170133) THE HAUNTED HOUSE: A TALE. Frederick Gerstaecker.

THE HAUNTED HOUSE: A TALE. London: G. Routledge & Co., Farringdon Street. New York, 18, Beekman Street, 1857. Small octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-175 [176: printer's imprint], original decorated purple cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, yellow coated endpapers. First edition in English. A translation of DAS ALTE HAUS (Leipzig 1857). Published by Routledge in boards and in cloth, this being one of the latter, a more costly format. "Ghost story -- a young girl's spirit, while she is under chloroform administered by a dentist, travels to the long sealed house next door and meets its spectral inhabitants. Years later, as a woman, she is guided into the building just before it is destroyed by fire and has another supernatural meeting. A lively mystery story which, however, becomes bogged down in the middle with convoluted matter about inheritances and so on" (Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 51). Morgan, p. 140. Sadleir 3557 (yellowback issue). Topp, Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks, 1849-1905 I, p. 77. Cloth rubbed at edges, spine panel just a bit sunned, mild foxing to first few leaves, tiny chip from top edge of rear free endpaper, a very good copy. Very scarce. (#170133).

Price: $750.00

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