TOURMALIN'S TIME CHEQUES. F. Anstey, Thomas Anstey Guthrie.

TOURMALIN'S TIME CHEQUES. Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith ... London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Limited, n.d. [1891]. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i] ii [1] 2-172 + [16]-page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, original sea-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Humorous fantasy novel wherein the hero, having deposited unwanted time with the Anglo-Australian Joint Stock Time Bank, Limited, makes future withdrawals on demand. Reprinted by Arrowsmith in 1905 as THE TIME BARGAIN; OR, TOURMALIN'S CHEQUE BOOK. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 27. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 16. Bleiler (1978), p. 9. Reginald 00365. Sadleir 54. Turner 9. Not in Wolff. Private owner's bookplate affixed to the front paste-down. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, some general dust soiling to cloth and age-darkening to spine panel, endpapers a bit tanned, a very good copy. A very scarce book. (#151796).

Price: $350.00

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