MY MISCELLANIES. Wilkie Collins, William.

MY MISCELLANIES. London: Samson Low, Son, & Co., 1863. Octavo, two volumes: pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii] [1] 2-291 [292: blank]; [1-4] [1] 2-300, original decorated brown cloth, front panels stamped in black, spine panels stamped in gold, rear panels stamped in blind, yellow coated endpapers with publisher's ads. First edition. Secondary binding of brown decorated cloth without the frontispiece inserted in earlier copies. Literary miscellany of articles and stories first published in HOUSEHOLD WORDS and in the earlier volumes of ALL THE YEAR ROUND, which includes three crime stories and two supernatural tales: "Memoirs of an Adopted Son" (a.k.a. "A Case Worth Looking At") and "My Black Mirror" (a.k.a. "A Fragment of Personal Experience"). Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 141. Hubin (1994), p. 180. Sadleir 599. Wolff 1369. Old college gift bookplates on front paste-downs, small circular blind stamp of W. H. Smith & Son Library on front free endpaper of volume one, early private owner's signature at top of each title page. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, light wear with slight loss of cloth at upper spine end of volume one, faint traces of removal of small spine labels, foxing to first and last few leaves of each volume, a solid, bright, very good copy. (#79702).

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