"ALL'S DROSS BUT LOVE" A STRANGE RECORD OF TWO REINCARNATED SOULS. REPUBLISHED FROM THE CHRISTMAS NUMBER OF THE NEW YORK MORNING JOURNAL, DECEMBER 16TH, 1888. New York: John W. Lovell Company, 14 and 16 Vesey Street, . 16mo, pp. [1-3] 4-64 [65: ad] [66: blank] [last leaf is a singleton], flyleaves at front and rear, original brown cloth, front panel stamped in black. First edition. Issued both in cloth (as here) and in paper wrappers as "Lovell's Library," number 1344. The book was reprinted by George Munro in 1891 as number 1898 of the "Seaside Library." A pair of lovers in Pompeii discover each other on the day that Mt. Vesuvius destroys the town and everyone in it. 1809 years later, a woman visits an alienist in New York City and discovers that they are the reincarnated souls of that earlier stymied romance. Reginald 08579. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Wright (III) 3199. Alameda Free Library stamps to preliminary leaves. Cloth rubbed at edges, some scuffing to cloth, several small stains, pulp paper text block tanned, front fixed endpaper mostly removed, but still a sound, good copy. (#117541).
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