THE GATES BETWEEN. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1887. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-222 [223] [224: blank] [1]-12: ads, flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown and gold, yellow endpapers. First U.S. edition. A popular story of the afterlife, a sequel to THE GATES AJAR (1869) and BEYOND THE GATES (1883). "The account of the adventures in the other world of a Dr. Esmerald Thorne, an unspiritual person who is accidentally killed" - Quinn, American Fiction, pp. 195. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 758. Bleiler (1978), p. 157. Reginald 11431. Wright (lll) 5762. BAL 20927. Christmas gift inscription dated 1887 on front free endpaper. Slight spine lean, cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, a very good copy. (#96024).

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