THE GOLDEN FLEECE: A ROMANCE. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, May 1892. Octavo, pp.[1-2] 515-666 a-[b]: ads 1-62: ads, quarter red cloth and marbled boards, front and rear panels ruled in black, spine panel stamped in gold and black. First edition. A short romantic adventure novel set in Southern California of Indian magic performed by Kamaiakan and Semitzin, reincarnated Aztec priest and priestess from the age of Montezuma seeking gold hidden from the conquistadores. Ultimately, both sorcerers die, but Semitzin's soul is absorbed by the heroine. The novel was published with a title page as the May 1892 issue of LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE which could be considered the "first edition." This issue preceded the book edition published by Lippincott in 1896 as part of Lippincott's "The Lotos Library" series. Teitler 599. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Day (1963) or Reginald (1978; 1992). Wright (III) 2588. Baird and Greenwood 1138. Bassan, Hawthorne's Son, p. 186. Boards rubbed at edges, a very good copy. (#152062).

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