WEIRD TALES FROM NORTHERN SEAS from the Danish of Jonas Lie [Translated] by R. Nisbet Bain. [London]: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd., 1893. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii] [1-3] 4-201 [202-204: blank], twelve inserted plates with full-page illustrations by Laurence Housman, title page printed in red and black, original light blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition in English. Collects eleven short stories, mostly supernatural. "Lie was one of Norway's most noted novelists. A writer of sea lore, he specialized in fusing realism with mysticism. This edition of tales ... focuses on the magic and folklore of the Lapp races ..." - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-149. "Enthusiasts of the macabre know Lie for his WEIRD TALES FROM NORTHERN SEAS (1893) a fine set of folklore-influenced stories." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 268. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 118. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1018. Bleiler (1978), p. 124. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Spine panel lightly sunned, a very good copy. A nice copy of an attractive book seldom found in superior condition. (#42646).
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