THE TALKING HORSE AND OTHER TALES. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1892. Octavo, pp. [1-6]  2-320 321-328: ads], publisher's two-part pebbled blue cloth and smooth tan cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, front panel stamped in black, all edges untrimmed, light yellow coated endpapers. First edition. Ten moral and allegorical tales, some intended for young readers, while others are supernatural stories for adults, all reprinted from popular magazines and gift annuals. "Marjory" is probably the best; not the author's strongest collection. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 28. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 33. Bleiler (1978), p. 9. Reginald 00363. Turner 10. Sadleir 52. Not in Wolff. Owner's signature on the front paste-down. Spine panel rubbed and a bit faded, corner tips rubbed, soiling and a small spot on the brown cloth, internally sound and clean, a very good copy. This UK first printing is scarce. (#171935).
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