RANDOM SHOTS. Philadelphia: J. M. Stoddart & Co., 1879. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6 [7-9] 10-326, flyleaves at front and rear, numerous illustrations in text by Arthur B. Frost, original decorated pebbled tan cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in blind, chocolate-brown coated endpapers. First edition. Adeler's third collection has thirteen short stories, some fantastic. Includes "Mr. Skinner's Night in the Underworld," in which an American tourist in Germany visits Tannhauser's underworld -- and gets tossed out because of his annoying suggestions about commercializing the place. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-1. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 4. Bleiler (1978), p. 2. Wright (III) 1051. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, tiny nicks to top edge of eight leaves forming part of gatherings 16 and 17 (pages 253-268), a clean, tight, very good copy. (#115855).
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