THE DAY'S WORK. New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1898. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-431 [432: blank], eight inserted plates with illustrations by W. D. Stevens, W. Louis Sonntag, Jr., E. L. Blumenschein, and W. L. Taylor, title page printed in red and black, original pictorial green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. This edition preceded the British edition by about five weeks. A mixed collection of twelve stories, including four fantastic tales: "The Bridge-Builders," "The Ship that Found Herself," ".007" and "The Brushwood Boy." According to some critics, "The Brushwood Boy" (1895) is the best of all Kipling's short stories. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers, p. 440. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, pp. 541-42. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, pp. 669-70. Bleiler (1978), p. 115. Stewart 179. Early owner's initials at top edge of contents page. Touch of rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, a bright, attractive, nearly fine copy. (#161447).
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