New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923.
Hardcover. 7 3/4" X 5 3/8". 359pp, 344pp. Red cloth over boards, with upper board and spine lettered in gilt. Moderate wear to binding, with bumping to extremities, scattered rubbing, mild soiling, small tear to head of spine, and dimming to gilt at spine. Lean to spine. Front hinge starting to crack, with webbing visible; rear hinge tender. Previous owner's name to front pastedown, with information of David B. Clarkson Co. inked to same; David B. Clarkson Co. order form laid in. Scattered foxing to age-toned pages throughout, else unmarked. A quite nice 1923 printing gathering the two volumes of E. T. A. Hoffmann's "weird tales," including The Cremona Violin, The Fermata, Signor Formica, The Sand-Man, The Entail, Arthur's Hall, The Doge and The Dogess, Master Martin the Cooper, Mademoiselle De Scuderi, Gambler's Luck, and Master Johannes Wacht. Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (1776-1822) was an author of fantasy and Gothic horror, a giant of the Romantic movement, and the author of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, the basis for Tchaikovsky's ballet. Good. Item #4234