MISCELLANIES ... ARTICLES AND STORIES Now First Collected by Albert Mordell. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1924. Octavo, Two volumes: [i-iv] v-lxxxii [lxxxiii-lxxxiv] 1-227 [228: blank]; [1-2] [i-iv] v-vii [viii] 1-265 [266-268] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], title pages printed in red and black, original blue cloth, front panels ruled in blind, spine panels lettered in gold and ruled in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind in rear panels, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition, British issue. Comprises the sheets of the 1924 Dodd, Mead edition of AN AMERICAN MISCELLANY with cancel title leaves. Early articles, sketches, prose poems and stories published between 1874 and 1890 during Hearn's American days, first published in literary papers in Cincinnati (the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER and the CINCINNATI COMMERCIAL) and New Orleans (the DAILY CITY ITEM and the TIMES-DEMOCRAT) as well as seven articles published in CENTURY MAGAZINE, SOUTHERN BIVOUAC, HARPER'S WEEKLY, COSMOPOLITAN (two articles) and HARPER'S MAGAZINE. Includes several ghost stories: "The Cedar Closet" (1 March 1874), the earliest discovered Hearn story, "Banjo Jim's Story," "The Restless Dead" and "Some Strange Experience." BAL 7985. Some light damp staining to cloth on front and rear covers of volume two, a tight, very good set. (#80607).
"First published 1924" on copyright pages.