GHOSTS I HAVE MET AND SOME OTHERS
Book Details + Condition: Harper & Brothers (New York). First Edition, 1898. Hardcover wit black cloth boards; gilt lettering on front and spine, with image of ghostly phantom on front and small one on rear. 190 pages. Includes 23 plates with illustrations by Peter Newell, A.B. Frost, and F.T. Richards. New York-born John Kendrick Bangs was associate editor and then editor of Life and Harper magazines, eventually finding his way into the Humor department. While there, he wrote his own satire and humor. “Ghosts I Have Met and Some Others” is a wonderfully humorous collection of seven short tales relating encounters with ghosts. Stories include Ghosts That Have Me; The Mystery of My Grandmother's Hair Sofa; The Mystery of Barney O'Rourke; The Exorcism that Failed; Thurlow's Christmas Story; and more. An overall firm and clean copy, with tight binding; rubbed corners, spine and and edges; interior is clean and free of markings.