MARSHFIELD THE OBSERVER & THE DEATH-DANCE: STUDIES OF CHARACTER & ACTION. Egerton Castle.

MARSHFIELD THE OBSERVER & THE DEATH-DANCE: STUDIES OF CHARACTER & ACTION. Chicago & New York: Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1900. Octavo, pp. [1-12] i-xiii [xiv] [1-2] 3-270 [271-278: ads] [279-282: blank] [note: first two and last two leaves are blanks], original pictorial gray boards with black cloth shelf back, front panel stamped in black and white, spine panel stamped in white, rear panel stamped in black, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. Following "Concerning Meldrum Marshfield," in which the reader is introduced to Marshfield, "a curious, or at least a very unusual personality," who Castle characterizes as "an Intellectual Miser," are five of his cases. The collection concludes with an unrelated story, "The Death-Dance." The British edition was published on 5 October 1900 and apparently followed the U.S. edition by a few months. The Stone edition was listed in Publisher’s Weekly on 5 May 1900, apparently preceding the British edition that was published in early October 1900. Bleiler (1978), p. 40. Kramer 248. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Owner's name and date on front paste-down. Corners a bit worn, a very good, bright copy. (#139927).

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