KILDHURM'S OAK

Hawthorne, Julian

Published by A. L. Burt, Publisher n.d. [1889?]., 1889
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Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-219 [220: blank] [221-224: ads], flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated red cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold. First edition. The book is copyright 1888, but according to The American Catalogue it was published in 1889. Collects "Kildhurm's Oak" (pp. [5]-137) and "A Strange Friend" (pp. 138-219), the first U.S. book publication of both titles. "Kildhurm's Oak" was first published in ELLICE QUENTIN AND OTHER STORIES, 2 volumes, (London: Chatto & Windus, 1880). "A Strange Friend" was first published in the UK edition of DAVID POINDEXTER'S DISAPPEARANCE AND OTHER TALES (London: Chatto & Windus, 1888). "A Strange Friend" was omitted from the U.S. edition of DAVID POINDEXTER'S DISAPPEARANCE AND OTHER TALES (New York: Appleton, 1988). According to The American Catalogue, KILDHURM'S OAK was published in 1889 by Burt as #9 in their "Manhattan" series in cloth at $1.00 and in paper at 25¢. According to a publisher's advertisement in this copy, this book is part of Burt's "Popular American Novels," issued in "handsome cloth binding" at $1.00. This is a neo-Gothic horror tale; the personification of a malignant spirit in a tree. The story "constitutes one of Hawthorne's rare uses of the ambiguous terror . [It] is interesting for its use of the recurrent Hawthorne version of the Gothic, but it cannot be taken very seriously as a work of fiction." - Bassan, Hawthorne's Son: The Life and Literary Career of Julian Hawthorne (1970), p. 129. The precursor to "Kildhurm's Oak" was "The Oak-Tree's Christmas Gift" (1872), whose theme of "reenactment" was obviously borrowed from his father's THE HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES (1851). "Feverishly presented, with many gaucheries, but also with some strokes of imagination. The theme might well have appealed to Nathaniel Hawthorne, but how differently he would have handled it!" - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 773. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 196. Bleiler (1978), p. 96. Reginald 06941. Wright (III) 2591. Some light insect tracking to cloth, but a clean, bright, very good copy. (#89958). Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: KILDHURM'S OAK
Publisher: A. L. Burt, Publisher n.d. [1889?].
Publication Date: 1889

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Book Description ReInk Books, 2018. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from 1888 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Seller Inventory # 155071301

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Book Description ReInk Books, 2018. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from 1888 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Seller Inventory # 155071302

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Book Description A. L. Burt, Publisher, New York, 1889. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 219 pages; [1889] A. L. Burt. HC 1st U. S. Edition in book form. Two stories bound in one volume. Bound in terra cotta colored cloth with vegetative pictorial design stamped in black to cover and spine with gilt title lettering at spine. Snug, clean copy has light crimp and just quite mild fray to cloth at spine ends. Lower front corners a little bumped with mild abrasion. Expected light toning to the paper stock. Pages [221-223] are Burt catalog ads. The series of "Popular American Novels" of which this is one is advertised with a list facing the title page. VG. Seller Inventory # 15925

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Book Description A. L. Burt, New York, 1888. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 219 pages; HC in publisher's decorative brick-red cloth with floral stamping over boards; title in gilt to spine. 1st edition. Square, sound and neat. Light shelf rub to cloth at spine ends with mild nicks and fray at crown. Corners just a little bumped; a small half-dime sized spot of mottling to the clot at the front edge ot the rear board. Sound and clean, save for the removed rear endpage, though with a stub remaining and the rear joint still solid. VG- to VG. Seller Inventory # 17249

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