Title: The Modern Story Teller: Or The Best Stories of the Best Authors, Now first Collected. (At the top of the title page: "Putnam's Story Library").
Seller ID: 54836
NY: G.P. Putnam & Co., 1856. First edition, later or remaindered issue. 8vo. 324pp. Original blue-green printed wrappers, with the 1859 imprint of S.H. Colesworthy, Portland, on the front wrapper. Much chipping at edges, most of spine lacking, only the upper of three stitch-holes still containing thread, puncture through front cover and first 10 pages (affecting the first letter of the imprint); very good otherwise. Offsetting on many pages where leaves were pressed between. Issued in cloth by Putnam, but rarely seen in this wrappered issue. Many stories, some of which look to be criminous, none of which bear the author's names. Wright II: 1727.