THE QUEEN OF THE RED CHESSMEN. New York: The Happy Hour Library, Inc., n.d. [circa 192–]. 16mo, pp. [1-4] 5-95 [96: blank], original gray marbled wrappers, printed in white and black. First separate edition. This fantasy story, "Lucretia's first writing to attract attention" according to DAB, first appeared in the ATLANTIC MONTHLY for February 1858 and was later collected in ATLANTIC TALES: A COLLECTION OF STORIES FROM THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY (1866). "The red queen emerges from the board and takes part in human life, until beset by pieces from the other side, who also assume life. A pretty story, by the author of the Peterkin Papers." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 66b. Also collects Mrs. Rose Terry Cooke's tender romance story "Miss Lucinda," first published in the ATLANTIC MONTHLY for August 1861 and also first collected in ATLANTIC TALES. Touch of wear to yapp edges, a very good copy. Bookplate of Oswald Train affixed to inside front wrapper. A very scarce book. (#152365).
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