TALES OF OUR COAST By S. R. Crockett, Harold Frederic, Gilbert Parker, W. Clark Russell, Q. London: Chatto & Windus, 1896. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-3] 4-171 [172: blank] 1-4: ads + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "March, 1896" inserted at rear, twelve inserted plates with illustrations by Frank Brangwyn, original pictorial blue cloth stamped in light brown, dark brown and gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, white endpapers with floral designed printed in green. First edition. Collects five nautical stories: "The Smugglers of the Clone" by S. R. Crockett, "There is Sorrow on the Sea" by Gilbert Parker," The Path of Murtogh" by Harold Frederic, "The Roll-Call of the Reef" by Q (i.e., Arthur Quiller-Couch), and "'That There Mason'" by W. Clark Russell. "The Roll-Call of the Reef," reprinted from THE WANDERING HEATH (1895), is one of Q's best and best-known ghost stories. BAL 6288 (Frederic). Early owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, several small scuffs to rear cover, some foxing to preliminaries, a very good copy. (#118301).
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