MISS CAREW ... Second Edition ... In Three Volumes. London: Hurst & Blackett, Publishers, Successors to Henry Colburn, 15, Great Marlborough Street, 1865. Octavo, three volumes: pp. [1-4]  2-311 [312: blank]; [1-4]  2-285 [286-288: blank]; [1-4]  2-294 [295: ad] [296: blank] + 1-12 [13-16]: ads, all half title leaves present, publisher's decorated terra cotta cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panels stamped in gold, top edges untrimmed, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed, yellow coated endpapers. Second edition. A collection of Edwards' early short fiction, most first published in ALL THE YEAR ROUND and CHAMBERS' JOURNAL. A series of stories supposedly found by country squire in a bundle of waste paper used to wrap groceries in a local shop, including nine supernatural tales, "The Eleventh of March," "Love and Money," "The Professor's Story," "Number Three," "Cain," "The Discovery of the Treasure Isles," "My Brother's Ghost Story," "The Recollections of Professor Henneberg" and "The North Mail" (the last story, one of Edwards' most famous tales, is better known under its alternate title, "The Phantom Coach"). "Excellent material." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 601. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 255-60. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 211. Bleiler (1978), p. 67. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). See Wolff 2012. All volumes slightly leaned, minor bumps to a few corner tips, a bright, clean, nearly fine copy. A lovely copy of an uncommon book; the first edition is virtually unobtainable. (#171849).
"Second Edition" on title pages.