TRANSATLANTICS. New York: Brentano's, 1899. Small octavo, original (?) beige cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gold, marbled endpapers, red ribbon bookmark. First edition. Presentation or deluxe binding -- or rebind? We have not seen a copy of this book in this non-pictorial binding before and do not know its status. A collection of short fiction, some reprinted from MUNSEYS. Romantic tales of shipboard events. No fantasy content ("The Ghost-of-a-Ghost Story" is about insanity). Of interest to math fans is the first story, "A Problem," in which a woman asserts that one can prove that two equals one using algebra. The conceit is later dropped and turned into a metaphor for love. A reader has corrected the algebra in pencil on page 3. The author's second and last collection of nautical fiction, preceded by OCEAN SKETCHES (1897). Wright (III) 5871. Light stain to lower right corner of text block, else a clean, nearly fine copy. (#116592).

Price: $50.00

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