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    Olden Tales ed. Bradford M. Day (Hillsville, VA: DayStar Press, 1996, $12.00, 337pp, lp)
    • 1 · Visions—A Phantasy · Ivan Turgenief · nv 1872
    • · [insert (1)] · [uncredited] · ms (r); random sheet inserted between pp. 6 and 7 from “Record of Events” from the 1874 World Almanac, reduced two pages to one and printed at right angles to pages around it; not mentioned in Table of Contents.
    • 18 · Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh · J. Sheridan Le Fanu · ex Tinsley, 1864
    • 24 · Ambrosio, or The Monk · M. G. Lewis · ex 1795
    • 30 · Henry Fitzowen—A Gothic Tale · Nathan Drake · nv Literary Hours 1798
    • 44 · The Horned Women · [uncredited] · vi (r)
      from Celtic Fairy Tales, ed. Joseph Jacobs, 1892.
    • 45 · Guleesh · ed. Joseph Jacobs · ss (r)
    • 53 · The Field of Boliauns · ed. Joseph Jacobs · ss (r)
    • 55 · Morte d’Arthur · Sir Thomas Malory · ex William Caxton, 1485, as “The Hoole Book of Kyng Arthur and of His Noble Knyghtes of the Rounde Table”
    • 59 · Melmoth the Wanderer · Charles Maturin · ex Hurst, Robinson, 1820
    • 65 · Hudden and Dudden and Donald O’Neary · ed. Joseph Jacobs · ss (r)
    • 68 · The Lad with the Goatskin · ed. Joseph Jacobs · ss (r)
    • 72 · The Shepherd of Myddvai · ed. Joseph Jacobs · ss (r)
    • 73 · The Sprightly Tailor · ed. Joseph Jacobs · ss (r)
    • 75 · A Legend of Knockmany · ed. Joseph Jacobs · ss (r)
    • 80 · The Story of Hercules and Cacus · Publius Vergilius Maro · ex from The Aeneid (r); “published a while ago”.
    • · Chapter II: Prometheus and Pandora—Apollo and Daphne · [uncredited] · ms (r); ten unnumbered pages, printed at right angles to material around it, inserted between pp. 80 and 81, in middle of “Hercules” story, from some unnamed popular mythology book; this is photocopied two pages to one (side by side) and bottom of last page starts “Chapter III” but gets only a few lines in before being cut off, after which we’re back to page 81—the whole insert is not mentioned in the table of contents.
    • 81 · The Story of Rhampsinitus’ Treasure House · Herodotus · ss (r); “also published a while ago”.
    • 83 · The Open Window · Saki · ss The Westminster Gazette November 18 1911
    • 85 · Tchériapin · Sax Rohmer · ss The Sovereign Magazine April 1920
    • 94 · The Monkey’s Paw · W. W. Jacobs · ss Harper’s Monthly Magazine September 1902
    • 101 · Old Norse Stories · Sarah Powers Bradish · gp 1900
    • · Norse Words · [uncredited] · ms (r); six unnumbered pages, printed at right angles to material around it, inserted between pp. 166 and 167; this is photocopies two pages to one (side by side), and appears to be an appendix from the original Bradish book (?); it’s also not mentioned in Table of Contents.
    • 167 · The Diamond Lens · Fitz-James O’Brien · nv The Atlantic Monthly January 1858, uncredited.
    • 181 · The Dancing Partner · Jerome K. Jerome · ex from Novel Notes, Leadenhall Press, 1893
    • 185 · Thrawn Janet · Robert Louis Stevenson · ss The Cornhill Magazine October 1881, as by R. L. S.
    • 190 · The Avenging of Ann Leete · Marjorie Bowen · ss The New Magazine (UK) December 1923
    • · [insert (2)] · [uncredited] · ms (r); four unnumbered pages of art, printed at right angles, two to one (side by side) and all that, between pp. 192 and 193; half are illos from Alice in Wonderland or Through the Looking Glass (not Tenniel; don’t recognize the artist), the rest are a mixture of prehistoric animals, ancient architecture, and miscellaneous; probably from a clipart book; not mentioned in Table of Contents.
    • 198 · August Heat · W. F. Harvey · ss Midnight House and Other Tales by William F. Harvey, J.M. Dent, 1910
    • 202 · The Seventh Man · Arthur Quiller-Couch · ss Old Fires and Profitable Ghosts by A. T. Quiller-Couch, Cassell & Company, 1900
    • 209 · The Last Generation · James Elroy Flecker · nv New Age Press, 1908
    • · [insert (3)] · [uncredited] · ms (r); four more pages of clipart—prehistoric animals, ancient architecture, misc., between pp. 210 and 211; again two to one at right angles; not in Contents.
    • 219 · Sawney Bean and His Family · [uncredited] · ar Historical and Traditional Tales Connected with the South of Scotland by , John Nicholson, 1843
    • 222 · The Squaw · Bram Stoker · ss Holly Leaves December 2 1893
    • 229 · The Selfish Giant · Oscar Wilde · ss The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde, David Nutt, 1888
    • · [insert (4)] · [uncredited] · ms (r); two more pages of art; religious scene engravings; between pp. 230 and 231; usual comments apply.
    • 232 · The Legend of Knockgrafton · T. Crofton Croker · ss Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland by T. Crofton Croker, John Murray, 1825
    • · [insert (5)] · [uncredited] · ms (r); two more pages of art, all ancient scenes this time, between pp. 232 and 233; usual comments apply.
    • · Myths of Greece and Rome: Chapter 1—The Beginning of All Things · [uncredited] · ms (r); fourteen pages, right angles, two to one, etc.; a note in margin says “These 24 pages are from the book Myths of Greece and Rome by H.A. Guerber, 1893”—there are actually 28 original pages, reduced to 14, pace note. These are between pp. 234 and 235; not listed in Contents.
    • 235 · The Soul Cages · T. Crofton Croker · ss Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland by T. Crofton Croker, John Murray, 1825
    • · [insert (6)] · [uncredited] · ms (r); two more pages of art, all ancient scenes; between pp. 236 and 237; usual comments apply.
    • 242 · Flory Cantillon’s Funeral · T. Crofton Croker · ss (r)
    • 244 · The Solitary Fairies: Lepracaun, Cluricaun, Far Darrig · W. B. Yeats · ar (r)
    • 244 · The Lepracaun, or, Fairy Shoemaker · William Allingham · pm (r)
    • 246 · Far Darrig in Donegal · Miss Letitia McClintock · ss from “Folk-lore of the County Donegal: Fairy Tales”, Dublin University Magazine February 1877
    • 248 · A Tale of the Future · Bradford M. Day · ss 1954
    • 258 · The Black Lamb · Lady Wilde · ar Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms & Superstitions of Ireland by Lady Jane Wilde, Ticknor & Co., 1887
    • 259 · The Banshee · W. B. Yeats · ar (r)
    • 259 · How Thomas Connolly Met the Banshee · J. Todhunter · ss (r)
    • 261 · Simple Simon · A. E. Coppard · ss The Double Dealer March/April 1923
    • 265 · The End of a Show · Barry Pain · vi Stories in the Dark by Barry Pain, Grant Richards, 1901
    • 267 · The Cone · H. G. Wells · ss Unicorn September 18 1895
    • 275 · The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen · Rudolph Erich Raspe · na 1785; there are pages of art inserted randomly within the text of Raspe; some from the book, some other ancient or miscellaneous subjects; usual applies but I’m not going to detail here.
      revised and enlarged edition 1793.
    • 337 · Jabberwocky · Lewis Carroll · pm from Through the Looking-Glass, Macmillan, 1871




    The Best of Tombstone Humour by Richard De’ath (Javelin, October 19, 1987, 0-7137-1995-8, £2.50, 192pp, pb)
        Collection of graveyard wit, extracted from Tombstone Humour (Unwin 1983), Last Will & Testament (Unwin 1984), Died Laughing (Unwin 1985), and Grave Moments (Unwin 1986).


    Died Laughing, or, One Last Goodbye! by Richard De’ath (Unwin, October 28, 1985, 0-04-823318-8, 96pp, tp)
        Collection of graveyard wit.


    French Letters and English Overcoats: Sexual Fallacies and Fads from Ancient Greece to the Millennium by Richard De’ath (Robson, June 2000, 1-86105-323-1, £14.95, xvi+204pp, hc)
        Historical collection of peculiar practices, beliefs and myths associated with sex that demonstrates sexual eccentricities through the ages.


    Grave Moments by Richard De’ath (Unwin, November 24, 1986, 0-04-827143-8, 144pp, tp)
        Collection of graveyard wit.


    Last Will and Testament by Richard De’ath (Unwin, September 24, 1984, 0-04-827125-X, 141pp, tp)
        Collection of unusual bequests.


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