KING BILLY OF BALLARAT AND OTHER STORIES. Morley Roberts.

KING BILLY OF BALLARAT AND OTHER STORIES. London: Lawrence & Bullen, 169 New Bond Street, W., 1892. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-270 [271: printer's imprint] [272: blank], original maroon cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Mixed collection of fourteen stories, including "Father and Son," a tale with supernatural elements. Roberts' second book of fiction and first short story collection. Many of the stories are set in the United States, several of them in the American West. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume III, p. 68. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 426. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Hubin (1994), p. 687. Cloth a bit rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, a very good copy. (#151892).

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