The Frozen Deep and Other Tales

Collins, Wilkie

Editorial: Chatto & Windus, 1875
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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London: Chatto & Windus, 1875 [1874]. 8vo, vi, 322 p., bound in 3/4 navy blue leather over marbled boards with marbled page ends. Stated New Edition of Collin's collection of short stories, originally published the previous year in two volumes by Richard Bentley. The title story was written by Collins in 1856 and later revised and cast by Charles Dickens for the play which made its debut in 1857. The changes made by Dickens were in fact so numerous that the drama can essentially be ascribed to him (John C Eckel). The play is an allegory centering around the fate of the Franklin expedition, and was in many ways an attempt by Dickens to discredit reports that members of the ill fated expedition had resorted to cannibalism, a fact which was eventually substantiated in John Rae's report to the Admiralty that relied on eyewitness accounts from the Inuit. 'The Dream Woman- A Mystery in Four Narratives' and 'John Jago's Ghost, or the Dead Alive' were either used or written by Collins on his tour of America in 1874. 'The Dream Woman' is a supernatural tale originally published as 'The Ostler 'in Household Tales in 1855 and centers around a man haunted by the apparition of a women attempting to stab him with a clasp knife. 'John Jago's Ghost' is a murder mystery set in New England involving two brothers who are sentenced to death when the remains of a local farmer are found in a lime pit. The Bentley edition was published in November 1874 in blue cloth and later in a remainder binding with terra cotta cloth. This edition features nine B&W full plate illustrations by M F Mahoney not present in the Bentley edition. COPAC lists just five copies of this edition in the UK; OCLC finds no copies in the US. A VG copy overall. Spine bands chafed and worn, boards lightly chaffed, board edges and corners rubbed with minor loss of paper in places. Internally several pages creased with occasional light spotting and foxing, but otherwise a fairly clean and bright copy internally,and a solid copy overall of a surprisingly scarce edition. The first US edition, also published in 1875, was issued in four variant bindings and is comparatively common. Sadleir 591a (for the 1874 Bentley first). N° de ref. de la librería 000450

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Título: The Frozen Deep and Other Tales

Editorial: Chatto & Windus

Año de publicación: 1875

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Very Good

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