NEW TAVERN TALES. New York: Walter Neale, 1930. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-191 [192: blank], original olive green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in yellow. First edition. "Abrahams somewhere got the notion to assemble thirteen strangers in a tavern, each of them of a different calling. Each of the strangers tells a tale. The result is a novel with a familiar sound, but unfamiliar contents." - Krick, Neale Books 3. The first tale, "The Man Who Was All Things" concerns an artist/musician/author whose masterpieces exist only in his mind -- yet he is able to hypnotize his listeners, to bring them into his mind, so that they too can experience them. From there the book gets odder and odder. Not your average treiskaidekameron. Some faint staining and soiling to cloth, else a very good copy. Scarce. (#116264).
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