THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1880. 12mo, pp. [1-8] 1-419 [420: blank] [421-424: blank] [note: first two and last two leaves are blanks, first and last excised by the binder], original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and black, rear panel ruled in blind, slate coated endpapers. First edition. A novel of spiritualism. "The sordid quality of the atmosphere is accurately depicted, and indeed, while Howells' reasonable attitude toward the supernatural prevents the creation of illusion, it makes his study important as a criticism of a recurrent phenomenon." – Quinn, American Fiction, p. 261. Bleiler (1978), p. 104. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 484. BAL 9589 (noted printing B, binding A [front cover lettered]). Wright (III) 2834. Cloth rubbed at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, a bright, tight, very good copy. (#85882).
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