WELSH RAREBIT TALES. Boston: The Mutual Book Company, . Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v-vii [viii] ix [x] [1-2] 3-173 [174-180] [note: last three leaves are blanks], six inserted plates with illustrations by R. Emmett Owen, original pictorial red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. Collects fifteen stories, including "The Man Who Made a Man" and "The Space Annihilator," several showing the obvious influence of Ambrose Bierce. A cornerstone collection of American SF and fantasy tales. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-55 and (1981) 1-51. Clareson, Science Fiction in America 1870s-1930s 229. Bleiler (1978), p. 54. Reginald 03701. SMITH, AMERICAN FICTION, 1901-1925 C-985. Neat gift inscription on front free endpaper, recipient's small bookplate affixed to front paste-down. A fine, bright copy. (#137139).
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