MANY INVENTIONS. Rudyard Kipling.

MANY INVENTIONS. London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1893. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vii] viii-ix [x] [1] 2-365 [366: printer's imprint] 1-6: ads [note: first leaf is a blank], original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels printed in gold and blind, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, top edge untrimmed, other edges rough trimmed, slate coated endpapers. First edition. A mixed collection of two poems and fourteen stories that includes several fantasies, "The Finest Story in the World," a reincarnation tale," "A Matter of Fact," a sea-serpent story, "The Lost Legion," a ghost story, and "The Children of the Zodiac," a "powerfully symbolic fabulation personifying the Zodiac creatures as gods of life and death" (Clute & Grant). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 956. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 541. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 306. Bleiler (1978), p. 115. Stewart 118. Mild rubbing to spine ends and corners, short hairline crack at bottom edge of inner rear hinge, still a very tight, bright, nearly fine copy. (#151022).

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