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1 Terrible Tales [Anonymously edited Anthology] Terrible Tales. Spanish / Italian / German / French.
NY: Brentano's, [1890]. First American editions. 
Four volumes. Uniformly bound in gray cloth, spines designed (skull & crossbones) and lettered in gilt, each volume having a different emblematic illustration on the title page. Top edges gilt. Volumes are uniformly in very good condition, with light shelf wear, except for the French volume which has a tear along the rear hinge, some damage to spine ends, and soiling of cloth. Contents are weird and mysterious stories from each of the countries; the Spanish volume contains stories by Gustavo Adolpho Becquer, one of only two collections of his work in English. Bleiler: Guide to Supernatural Fiction: 1582 - 1585. Complete sets are uncommon. 
Price: 200.00 CAD
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2 Anthology. 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").

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. 
Price: 100.00 CAD
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