AN AMERICAN VENUS: EMOTIONAL ROMANCE. Elliott Preston.

AN AMERICAN VENUS: EMOTIONAL ROMANCE. London: Henry J. Drane, n.d. [1900]. Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-24 [1] 2-374 375-376: blank], inserted frontispiece (photographic portrait of the author), original bevel-edged green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, pictorial paper inlay affixed to front panel, all edges untrimmed. First edition. A typically eccentric Drane publication which was widely reviewed, largely by perplexed and hostile critics, and "A Grub Street Olympus," the author's sarcastic introduction addressed to would be book reviewers probably was not a good idea. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume Three, p. 67. Bookplate of H. Ferdi affixed to front paste-down. Cloth rubbed at edges, cloth dusty, gold stamping on spine panel dull, front endpapers replaced, a sound, good copy. COPAC reports 4 copies. OCLC adds 2 (Library of Congress and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill). (#153446).

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