First edition of Francis Marion Crawford's Our Silver
Our Silver: A Letter Addressed to George S. Coe, Esq. Chairman of Executive Council of the American Bankers’ Association.
Crawford, Francis Marion.$400.00
Item Number: 95874
New York: Douglas Taylor, 1881.
Rare first edition of Francis Marion Crawford’s treatise on the supply and demand for the silver dollar in the United States. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt. In very good condition.
Italian-born American author Francis Marion Crawford is most remembered for his many novels, especially those set in Italy, and for his classic strange and fantastic tales including many ghost stories. Several of his short stories, such as "The Upper Berth" (1886; written in 1885), "For the Blood Is the Life" (1905, a vampiress tale), "The Dead Smile" (1899), and "The Screaming Skull" (1908), are often-anthologized classics of the horror genre.