A NIGHT ON THE BORDERS OF THE BLACK FOREST. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1890. Small octavo, pp. [3-9] 10-302 [303: printer's imprint] [304: blank] [note: pages 1-2 excised by binder as issued; pagination commences with title leaf], original three-quarter maroon cloth and floral patterned white boards, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g. First U.S. edition. This collection was first published as a continental edition in 1874 in Leipzig by Tauchnitz and never published in England. The Stokes edition was apparently printed from the plates of the Tauchnitz edition. A collection of seven stories by "a master of the Victorian ghost story" (Bleiler) including the title story (one of her most famous), "Salome" ("Edwards's finest story ... unusual among Victorian ghost tales in its pathos." [Bleiler]), and "In the Confessional." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-24. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 603. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 258-59. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 140. Bleiler (1978), p. 67. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Cloth worn at spine ends and corners, patchy staining to spine panel, inner hinges cracked, 1¢ rubber-stamped on the front free endpaper, a reading copy. An uncommon book, this copy with the final leaf (with printer's imprint) excised from most copies by the binder. (#171397).

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