ELEVEN POSSIBLE CASES. London, Paris & Melbourne: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1891. Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-271 [272: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank] + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "1.95" inserted at rear [note: publisher's ad on verso of front free endpaper is dated "8.92"], original reddish-brown cloth and marbled boards, spine panel stamped in gold, floral patterned endpapers. First British edition. An uncommon original anthology of adventure and criminous fiction by Frank R. Stockton, Joaquin Miller, Maurice Thompson, Edgar Fawcett, Anna Katharine Green and others. At least two of the stories are science fiction: "The End of All" by Andrew C. Wheeler (writing as "Nym Crinkle"), set in the future when life on the Earth is extinguished due to loss of atmosphere, and "A Tragedy of High Explosives" by Brainard Gardner Smith, which involves a super explosive, a derelict ship with headless corpses, a ghost, and a tragic kiss. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Not in Hubin (1994). Wright (III) 1737. BAL 5657 (Fawcett). BAL 18905 (Stockton). Cloth and boards worn at edges, split along outer rear hinge repaired, a sound, good copy. A scarce book. (#147767).
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