SHOOTING STARS AS OBSERVED FROM THE "SIXTH COLUMN" OF THE TIMES. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1878. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv  6-224 [225-228: ads], flyleaves at front and rear, eight inserted plates with illustrations by Church, original red cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, publisher's ads printed on endpapers. First edition. A collection of Alden's sketches published in the "Sixth Column," which ran in the NEW YORK TIMES. Comic fantasias that sometimes veer into the outright fantastic. See Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years, for a description of similar tales of Alden that appeared in periodicals. Wright (III) 43. Owner's signature dated June 1878 on front free endpaper. Light wear to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, still a nice, very good copy. Scarce. (#134350).
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