A SUBURBAN PASTORAL AND OTHER TALES. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1894. Small octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-3] 4-265 [266: blank] [267: ads] [268: blank] [1-4: ads] [note: ads on two conjugate leaves, folded and tipped in]. flyleaf at rear, inserted frontispiece, original decorated oatmeal cloth, front and spine panels stamped in blue, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. The only book of fiction by this influential author and educator who taught at Yale for forty years (1871-1926). "His creative prose consisted for the most part of short stories contributed to various magazines. They show his interest in the subtleties of everyday life. He aimed to present only those moments when the soul is at the crossroads and a slight impetus may change the course of life." - DAB. Two of the stories here, "Edric the Wild and the Witch Wife" and "The Wine-Flower," have supernatural content. Nicely written material. Wright (III) 441. A clean, bright, near fine copy. (#116352).
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