WEAVERS AND WEFT AND OTHER TALES ... Stereotyped Edition. London: Ward, Lock, and Co., Warwick House, Dorset Street, Salisbury Square, 1877. Small octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv  6-367 [368: printer's imprint], publisher's pictorial yellow boards printed in brown, blue and black. First printing of the one volume edition. Published anonymously. The first edition, published in 1877 by John Maxwell and Co. in three volumes, had two stories, "The Scene-Painter's Wife" and "A Very Narrow Escape," not published here. This edition was published both in yellowback format and in cloth, this being the former. Published as part of the "Cheap Edition of Miss Braddon's Novels," the list of books on the rear cover ends with this title. This was the last Braddon book published by Ward, Lock, and Co., although they continued to reissue earlier titles. The collection includes two ghost stories: "John Granger" and "Her Last Appearance." Also, "Sir Hanbury's Bequest," a dream comes true. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 265. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 102. Bleiler (1978), p. 29, Topp, Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks, 1849-1905, II, p. 174. Rectangular piece clipped from the upper portion of the front free endpaper, old F & A Lock bookseller's stamp on the front free endpaper. Spine lean, boards worn, a sound, good copy. (#170639).
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