THE TADPOLE OF AN ARCHANGEL, THE PETRIFIED EYE AND OTHER NAVAL STORIES. London: Chapman and Hall, Ld., 1904. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-x [xi-xii] [1-2] 3-269  i-vi: ads, original pictorial orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition of this collection. Sixteen stories, all most likely selected from his very popular earlier collections, THE PETRIFIED EYE AND OTHER NAVAL STORIES ... (1896) and THE TADPOLE OF AN ARCHANGEL AND OTHER NAVAL STORIES (1898), with a "preface" by Drury dated 1904. Drury's bibliography is complex as his early stories were recycled and contents rearranged in reprints of his books. See Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 203. Bleiler (1978), p. 64. Reginald 04531. Small private owner's ink-stamped name and address at upper right corner of front free endpaper. Page edges a bit foxed, a near fine copy. (#134354).
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