DR. KOOMADHI OF ASHANTEE. Westminster: A. Constable and Co., 1896. Small octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-137 [138: printer's imprint] [139-142: blank] [note: first two and last two leaves are blanks], original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. A volume issued as part of Constable's "Acme Library" in both paper and cloth bindings, this being one of the later. Short horror novel of communication with apes in West Africa. The story was collected later in his rare short story collection THE OTHER WORLD (Eveleigh Nash 1904). Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 82. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Wolff 4863. Spine lean, a couple of white paint stains near the top edge of the rear cover, mild foxing to endpapers, a very good copy. An uncommon book. (#152450).

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