THE ELIXIR AND OTHER TALES ... Translated from the German by Mrs. Edward Hamilton Bell. Authorized Edition. Georg Ebers, Moritz.

THE ELIXIR AND OTHER TALES ... Translated from the German by Mrs. Edward Hamilton Bell. Authorized Edition. New York: W. S. Gottsberger & Co., Publishers, 1890. Small octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-261 [262: blank] [263-264: ads], flyleaves at front and rear, inserted frontispiece (photographic portrait of Ebers), original decorated dark green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in black, dark brown coated endpapers. First edition in English. Two novellas and a short story. The title novella concerns alchemy and a truth-telling serum. The second, "The Greylock", is subtitled "A Fairy Tale." The short story, "The Nuts: A Christmas Story", is supernatural. Bleiler (1978), p. 67. Reginald 04676. Tuck, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Through 1968, p. 153. See Bloch (2002) 828. Morgan 1285. Private owner's bookplate on front paste-down and another on verso of front free endpaper, gift inscription on front flyleaf, some minor chipping to front free endpaper at fore and top edges near right corner, endpapers slightly spotted (probably old mildew marks), else a bright, tight, very good copy. An uncommon book. (#149670).

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