New York: Printed and published by J. & J. Harper, no. 82 Cliff-Street, and sold by the principal booksellers throughout the United States. 1831. First Edition, First Printing. Quarter-Leather. First Edition. Two Volumes in One. Octavo, contemporary half-leather over marbled paper boards, black leather title labels on spine titled in gilt. 263 + 275 pp, two volumes bound as one, both title leaves and contents pages retained. Issued as Vols 13 - 14 in Harper's Library of Select Novels. Bookplate on inner front cover; endpapers slightly browned, minor wear to binding, a very good, solid copy. Very Good. Item #309208
¶ Original collection of short tales, some with supernatural or weird fiction content. Vol 1: Introductory, by the editor -- Bertrand de la Croix; or The siege of Rhodes. By G.P.R. James -- Haddad-Ben-Ahab; or, The Traveller. By John Galt -- The Gipsy of the Abruzzo. By Tyrone Power -- Eisenbach; or, The adventures of a stranger. A metropolitan story. By Andrew Picken -- The fatal whisper. By John Galt -- The sleepless woman. By William Jerdan -- Dramatic scenes, found on Victor Hugo's celebrated Tragedy of Hernani. By Lord Francis Leveson Gower. Vol 2: Gowden Gibbie, by Allan Cunningham -- The bridal of Borthwick, by D. M. Moir -- The deerstalkers of Glenskiach, by Andrew Picken -- The painter, by John Galt -- The Laidlaws and the Scotts, by the Ettrick Shepherd -- The unguarded hour; by John Galt -- The Cheaterie Packman, by Leitch Ritchie -- The Bogle o' the Brae, by the Ettrick Shepherd -- The book of life, by John Galt -- The three Kearneys, by Andrew Picken.