THE OLD CANTONMENT WITH OTHER STORIES OF INDIA AND ELSEWHERE. Croker, nee Sheppard.

THE OLD CANTONMENT WITH OTHER STORIES OF INDIA AND ELSEWHERE. London: Methuen & Co., [1905]. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [1] 2-294 [295: printer's imprint] [296: blank] + 40-page publisher's catalogue dated March 1905 inserted at rear, original burgundy cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. Collects seventeen stories, four of them with supernatural content: "The Little Brass God," "The Door Ajar," "Who Knew the Truth?" and "La Carcassonne." The only daughter of an Irish clergyman, Croker married an Irish soldier and spent a good deal of time in Burma and Bengal. She became a very successful writer of fiction, getting as much as GBP 1,600 for a long novel. On her husband's retirement in 1892, they returned to Ireland. "Croker's novels are witty and fast-moving." - Kemp, Mitchell and Trotter, Edwardian Fiction, p. 83. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 162. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992) or Day, Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Slight spine lean, scattered light foxing, mostly to first few leaves, a bright, nearly fine copy. A scarce book. (#147762).

Price: $750.00

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"First Published in 1905" on copyright page.