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    John Bennett. The Doctor to the Dead: Grotesque Legends & Folk Tales of Old Charleston. New York, Toronto: Rinehart & Company, Inc., [1946]. First edition. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xv [xvi-xviii] [1-2] 3-260 [261-262: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], one full-page illustration in the text, title page printed in blue and black, original gray cloth stamped in black and gold. Previous owner's address label affixed to the front paste-down, two faint tape ghosts on each free endpaper, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket.

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    Supernatural legends and folk tales from the Carolina low county, including "Madame Margot" (first published in book form in 1921) and "The Death of the Wandering Jew." "Bennett's style ... is poetic, and the treatment of his unusual material is both graceful and moving. All things considered, it is perhaps the best account of Ahasuerus in what we may call the folk-tale manner to appear during our generation, containing authentic touches of the legend and imaginative insight." - Anderson, The Legend of the Wandering Jew, p. 371. Jones, Things That Go Bump in the Night, p.185.



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