THE GHOST ... With Two Illustrations by Thos. Nast. New York: G. P. Putnam & Son ... London: Sampson Low & Co., 1867. Square octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-5] 6-93 [94: blank] [note: first two leaves are blanks], two illustrations (frontispiece and engraved title vignette on two conjugate leaves) by Thomas Nast, original bevel-edged purple cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, slate coated endpapers. First edition. The author's third book. A sentimental Christmas ghost story in the mode of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The reunion of a lonely woman and her deceased soldier-lover. The story was collected in THREE TALES: THE GHOST, THE BRAZEN ANDROID, THE CARPENTER (1892). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1247a. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 847. Frank, Through the Pale Door 367. Bleiler (1978), p. 149. Bleiler (1978), p. 149. Reginald 10910. Wright (II) 1813. Hamilton, American Illustrated Books 1881. Foley, p. 213. Several spots and stains to cloth, a bit of foxing, a very good copy. The 1869 reprint is common; this 1867 first edition is very scarce. A fairly nice copy of this book. (#170381).
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