First edition, first printing published in 1878 by Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly. Octavo, 248pp. Publisher's original forest green pebble cloth with black stamped designs and borders, gilt stamped titles to the spine. The corners are bumped and lightly rubbed, light pushing to the spine tips. The cloth is very clean and fresh with very little marking., the spine is unfaded and the gilt titles are fresh and bold. W H Smith and Son Library blind-stamped to the ffep (original brown endpapers have some scuffing and old tape marks) , the binding is lightly cracked at the inner hinges to reveal the stitching but is holding very firmly indeed. Light soiling to the prelim's otherwise the pages are clean and tightly bound. One library stamp to the rear of the tp.
*A collection of tales told very much in the vain of Catherine Crowe's THE NIGHT SIDE OF NATURE (1849). A follow-up to the author's GLIMPSES OF THE SUPERNATURAL (1875). The contemporary Saturday Review remarked: "He makes no secret of his own profound faith in the reality of the phenomena he is handling ... But it is not at all necessary to agree with his conclusions in order to take an interest in the work ... We are certainly not aware of any work which affords so copious or well-arranged an assortment of material bearing on the subject." Chapters include: 'Warnings of coming Danger or Death and Dreams', 'Apparitions and Spectral Appearances at the time of Death' 'Angelic Aid and Intervention' and 'Modern Necromany'