(#171248) THE BLACK POODLE AND OTHER TALES. F. Anstey, Thomas Anstey Guthrie.

THE BLACK POODLE AND OTHER TALES. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1884. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-269 [270: blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration by George du Maurier, ten vignettes by the author, one at the head of each story, original decorated gray-green cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge untrimmed, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in green. First edition. The author's first collection of short fiction, ten stories, several of them supernatural, including "The Wraith of Barnjum" (a ghost story), "The Siren" and "The Curse of the Catafalques." Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 24. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 32. Bleiler (1978), p. 9. Reginald 00355. Turner 3. Lending library bookplate on the front paste-down, book slip pocket on rear paste-down, cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, some scuffing and soiling to cloth, inner front hinge cracked and reinforced with a strip of white masking tape, a reading copy. A very scarce book. Neither Sadleir nor Wolff, both of whom had good Anstey holdings, had this book. (#171248).

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