THE HOLY CROSS AND OTHER TALES. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1-2] 3-293 [294: blank], original slate blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First printing of this issue of the enlarged edition. This collection was first published in 1893 by Stone & Kimball. The Expanded 1896 Scribner edition, which added five stories, was published 15 April 1896 as volume five of "The Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene Field." This issue, published 12 September 1896, is the first to be published as part of no set. Mixed collection of fables and short stories, including "The Platonic Bassoon," an amusing parody of the contemporary sentimental novel. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 631. Bleiler (1978), p. 72. Reginald 05393. BAL 5817. Christmas gift inscription in pencil on front free endpaper. Hint of rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, a tight, bright, very good copy. (#95003).

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