LOAVES AND FISHES. Bernard Capes, Edward Joseph.

LOAVES AND FISHES. London: Methuen & Co., [1906]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-312 + 40-page publisher's catalogue dated "February 1906" inserted at rear, original red cloth front and spine panels stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed, fore edge rough-trimmed. First edition. A mixed collection of twenty-two stories including criminous and supernatural tales. Includes the delicately macabre "A Ghost-Child" and "Poor Lucy Rivers," in which Capes steers a fine line between pathos and sentimentality with consummate skill. "'A Ghost-Child' has an excellent macabre touch that is surprising for a work of its period, what with cultural tabus about conception and childbirth." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 344. Among Capes' best collections of short fiction. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-45. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 70. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 132. Bleiler (1978), p. 39. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1994), p. 131. Several faint tiny stains to front cover and spine panel, else a bright, near fine copy. An uncommon book. (#147608).

Price: $850.00

Printing identification statement for this book:
"First Published in 1906" on copyright page.