FANCY FREE. London: Methuen & Co., 1901. Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-302 [303: printer's imprint] [304: blank] + 48-page publisher's catalogue dated "October 1901" inserted at rear, eight inserted plates with illustrations by J. A. Shepard, Sidney H. Sime and six others, original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. 3000 copies printed. A mixed collection of eighteen stories and two poems, mostly fantasies, but several science fiction stories and criminous tales are included. "Innoculation Day" has utopian interest. The illustrations are quite good. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1776. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 175. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-199. Bleiler (1978), p. 158. Reginald 11483. Hubin (1994), p. 644. Hinton, p. 26. A fine copy. A lovely copy of an uncommon book. (#158391).
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