A CORNER IN SLEEP AND OTHER IMPOSSIBILITIES. Kellett.

A CORNER IN SLEEP AND OTHER IMPOSSIBILITIES. London: Jarrold & Sons, n.d. [1900]. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-259 [260: publisher's monogram] [261-272: ads], original decorated violet cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in blind and gold. First edition, first binding. The author's only collection of short fiction. "Whimsical fantasies of considerable wit and charm, ranging from spoofs of the Victorian ghost story to the grotesque Oriental fantasy 'Lex Talionis.' Excellent material comparable to the best of Anstey; one regrets Kellett did not continue in this vein." - Robert Knowlton. "Similar in spirit to the works of John Kendrick Bangs ... but executed with greater dexterity and defter wit." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-199. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 941. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 126. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 80. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 301. Bleiler (1978), p. 112. Reginald 08125. Cloth dusty, spine panel a bit darkened, a sound, good to very good copy. A very scarce book. (#165166).

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