THE SEA LADY: A TISSUE OF MOONSHINE. London: Methuen & Co., 1902. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v [vi] 1-301 [302: printer's imprint] [303-304: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks] + 48-page publisher's catalogue dated "September 1909" inserted at rear, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition, first binding, later form of publisher's catalogue inserted at rear. "Wells describes THE SEA LADY as a story parallel to LOVE AND MR. LEWISHAM (1900), but in form it more closely resembles THE WONDERFUL VISIT (1895), and as an assault on the parameters of reality, its closest parallel in Wells's work is 'The Door in the Wall' (1906)." - Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1369-71. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-362. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1679. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1095. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15058. Currey (2001), p. 422 (binding A, catalogue 1). Hammond B8. Wells 21. Wells Society 21. Just a touch of fade to cloth along top edge of front panel and spine, a couple of mild fox marks to page edges, a bright, nearly fine copy. A lovely copy. Uncommon in this condition. (#156369).

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