MRS. HEPHAESTUS AND OTHER SHORT STORIES TOGETHER WITH WEST POINT: A COMEDY IN THREE ACTS. New York: White, Stokes, & Allen, 1887. Small octavo, pp. [1-6]  2-211 [212: ads] [213-214: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original bevel-edged dark green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. Collects six stories and a play. Some of the tales are fantasy, including "The Merman," a dark gothic tale of a sea creature's revenge on a fisherman, and "The Invasion of Kleindorf," wherein a kindly but misguided wizard attempts to bring perfection to a contented and happy town with disastrous results. This latter work is a satire on -ologies and -isms, especially science and philosophy. "West Point: A Comedy in Three Acts," takes up the last third of the book. Bleiler (1978), p. 13. Reginald 00746. Wright (III) 230. Private owner's library label affixed to front paste-down. Cloth rubbed and scuffed, some foxing to endpapers, small split at lower inner front hinge, but a sound, good copy. (#148944).
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