THE ATTACK ON THE FARM AND OTHER STORIES. London: F. V. White & Co., 1899. Octavo, pp. [1-12] [1-2] 3-302 [303-305: ad for music scores by Arnold available from Weeks & Co.] [307-308: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], four inserted plates with illustrations, two by Stanley L. Wood, two by Reginald E. Arnold, original burgundy cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. Eleven short stories of romance and adventure, some set during the Franco-Prussian War, some with slight science fictional elements. "Rollway's Marvellous Invention" is about a bicycle-powered flying machine. Stock investing figures into the background of some of the stories. Bleiler (1978), p. 10. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). A fine bright copy with most pages unopened. COPAC reports 3 copies; 4 copies are listed by OCLC. (#128510).
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