MIDNIGHT HORRORS; OR, THE BANDIT'S DAUGHTER. AN ORIGINAL ROMANCE. TO WHICH IS ADDED, THE STORY OF THE BLIND GIRL. Philadelphia: Published and Sold Wholesale Only, by Freeman Scott. at the N. W. Corner of Race and Tenth Street, 1827. Small octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-72, original pictorial boards. Second (?) U.S. edition. A rare American Gothic chapbook. The first American edition of MIDNIGHT HORRORS was a 45-page chapbook with a frontispiece published in New York in 1823 by W. Borradaile and sold wholesale and retail at his bookstore, 130 Fulton Street. Scott's Philadelphia edition, with no frontispiece, adds "The Blind Girl," pages -72, a translation from the French of Madame de Genlis. The undated first edition was published in London by Dean and Munday, circa 1807-1810. Shoemaker, Checklist of American imprints for 1820-1829, 29754. See Block, p. 160 and Summers, p. 413 for the English edition. Boards lightly worn, a very good copy. AAS has a copy. (#170354).
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