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Tales of Wonder; Written and Collected by . . . Author of the Monk, Castle Spectre, Love of Gain, &c.
London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for the Author; and Sold by J. Bell, 1801. 2 vols, royal 8vo, contemporary straight-grained navy morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, gilt rules, inner dentelles and lettering, a.e.g. Edges just slightly rubbed; some light foxing; about as desirable a copy as one could expect. ¶ A seminal collection of ballads and poetry of horror - or tales of terror - which includes Walter Scott's earliest poetical contributions, eight poems by Robert Southey, one by John Leyden and nine original poems by Lewis himself. The publication was so delayed that Scott contributed to a parody of Lewis's work that was published before Tales of Wonder had appeared. See Todd 6A for An Apology for Tales of Terror. ¶ Ink signature of Isabelle Powerscourt dated 1802 on each title-page.
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