The Mysterious Bookshop

Austin, William - Peter Rugg

New York, Comet Press, 1948.  Subtitled The Missing Man and originally published in 1824. Red woven boards with black and white lettering.  Slight wear to extremities.  Binding a bit loose.  Limited edition of 1500 copies.  The tale of a ghostly man riding in a carriage through a storm and vowing to be in Boston by nightfall.  The epistolary style is so convincing that many people thought it was an actual Massachusetts legend.  $15.00.


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