AT A WINTER'S FIRE. New York: Doubleday & McClure Company, 1899. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7 [8-10] 11-303 [304: blank], original pictorial blue-gray cloth, front panel stamped in white and black, spine panel stamped in white. First U.S. edition. The author's first collection of short fiction. Collects eleven stories, mostly weird or fantastic. The first, "Moon Stricken," tells of a "natural telescope lens which enables the protagonist to view the horrific life on the surface of the moon" [Locke]. "Interesting stories." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 342. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-45. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, pp. 164-65. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 47. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 70. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 131. Bleiler (1978), p. 39. Reginald 02559. Private owner's book label and contemporary review from THE BOOKMAN affixed to front paste-down, spine panel just a bit darkened, mild rubbing to cloth at spine tips and corner tips, a very good copy with attractive binding. Striking cover design including weird bat-like creatures somewhat like the binding design for Doubleday & McClure's 1899 edition of DRACULA. A nice copy overall. (#137346).
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