ADVENTURES OF THE REMARKABLE TWAIN. Hubert Cloudesley.

ADVENTURES OF THE REMARKABLE TWAIN. London: Digby, Long & Co, 1899. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-175 [176: blank] + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "May, 1899" inserted at rear, original bevel-edged red cloth, front panel stamped in black and blind, spine panel stamped in black, gold and blind, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, top edge untrimmed, fore-edge trimmed, bottom edge rough-trimmed, decorated endpapers with floral pattern printed in green. First edition. "Whimsical fantasy about a father and young son." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 104. Comic novel which includes a fantastic episode; father and son encounter Balaam and Balaam's ass. The tale involves other Old Testament figures, including Methuselah, Jacob, Abraham and Isaac, as well as the Wandering Jew. Reginald 03097. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). A bright, nearly fine copy. (#150781).

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