CLEVER TALES. Boston: Copeland and Day, 1897. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-242 [243: colophon] [244-248: blank] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks], original green cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel ruled in blind, all edges untrimmed. First edition. 1000 copies printed. Collection of twelve stories by Ludovic Halevy, Auguste Strindberg (two stories), Vsevolod Garshin, Villiers de l'Isle Adam (five stories including "The Torture by Hope"), Alexander Kielland, and Jakub Arbes (two stories including his weird time travel novella "Newton's Brain" that Bleiler terms "original, well handled, and worth reading"), reprinted from POET LORE. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1807. Kraus 70. Hint of rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, a bright, near fine copy. (#149614).
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