THE MERRY MEN AND OTHER TALES AND FABLES. London: Chatto & Windus, 1887. Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1-3] 4-296 + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "September 1886" inserted at rear, original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in black and silver, spine panel stamped in black, light brown and gold, publisher's device stamped in black on rear panel, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in olive green. First edition. Collection of short fiction including several fine supernatural tales, "Will o' the Mill," "Markheim" and "Thrawn Janet," as well as "Olalla," the latter "one of the best horror stories in English." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 402. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-92. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1533. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1698-1701. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-229. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 456. Bleiler (1978), p. 186. Beinecke 411. Light rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, a bright, near fine copy with tight inner hinges. A superior copy of this book. (#95793).
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