GHOSTS. Edith Wharton.


New York, London: D. Appleton-Century Company, Incorporated, 1937. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xii [xiii-xiv] [1-2] 3-406, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. Collects eleven stories, including "Afterward," Wharton's most chilling ghost story. "One of America's finest writers of ghost stories." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 460. "A landmark volume in supernatural fiction." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1688. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 181. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-208. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 612-15. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-251. Bleiler (1978), p. 207. Reginald 15185. Endpapers tanned along gutter margins, fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with two tiny closed tears to upper front pane (8 mm and 4 mm), a touch of rubbing to corner tips and spine ends, a closed tear to the upper rear panel at flap fold and just a bit of fade to green ink on spine panel. An attractive copy. Scarce in this condition. (21732). Item #21732

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