FOAM OF THE SEA, AND OTHER TALES. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1895. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-9] 10-299 [300: blank] [301-302: ads], original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white and gold, fore and bottom edges rough-trimmed. First edition. Hall, an American journalist and author, lived to the age of 98, and left behind three collections of short stories which contain tales of the fantastic. This is her main collection, the only one listed in Reginald. "The interesting area in Ms. Hall's work, apart from the psychological considerations of ['Garden Deadly'], is stylistic: a perpetual flood of highly concrete, visual images, sometimes of considerable originality, which specificness contrasts oddly with her diffidence in other areas." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 753. "'Powers of Darkness' is a psychological study of a young woman who believes herself possessed of a devil ..." - The Bookman, vol. 2, p. 43. Bleiler (1978), p. 91. Reginald 06659. Wright (III) 735. Cloth a bit worn at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, a very good, bright copy. (#75382).
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