Dreamland and ghostland :
an original collection of tales and warnings from the borderland of substance and shadow : embracing remarkable dreams, presentiments, and coincidences, records of singular personal experience by various writers, startling stories from individual and family history, mysterious incidents from the lips of living narrators, and some psychological studies, grave and gay.
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London : George Redway, 
Date of publication from Muir and Sadleir; cf. also The English catalogue of books, IV, p. 164.
"The editor is able to include several striking stories ... by a member of a distinguished family, Mr. A. Conan Doyle ... distinguished by the [delta] affixed to them"--Preface, v. 1, p. viii. Contains 5 stories by Doyle: "J. Habakuk Jephson's statement," "The great Keinplatz experiment," "The mystery of Sasassa Valley," "The captain of the 'Pole-Star'" and "John Barrington Cowles."
The 3 v. were subsequently reissued twice with cancel title pages without collective title as, respectively, Dream warnings and mysteries, Strange stories of coincidence and ghostly adventure and Ghost stories and presentiments (1888; cf. The English catalogue). For detailed description, cf. Muir, who states (apparently erroneously) that "Vol. I retains the original title." All 3 issues are illustrated in Muir.
"The heat is so great that we are too lazy to do anything but lounge about the decks and smoke" (from "J. Habakuk Jephson's statement")--Vol. 2, p. 80. Numerous other references to tobacco.
Publisher's advertisements: 12 p. at end of v. 3.
Binding: Publisher's red cloth, gilt and blocked in black.
Physical description: 3 v. (318, 320, 308, 12 p.) ; 20 cm.
Citations/References: Muir, P.H. Points, 2nd ser., p. 104-105
Citations/References: Sadleir, M. 19th cent. fiction, I, 741
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