UNDER THE PUNKAH ... New and Cheaper Edition. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Limited, 1891. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv-vii [viii]  2-255 [256: printer's imprint], original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in dark green, red, yellow, black and gold, cream coated endpapers. Later printing. Mixed collection, several weirds including "The Man-Eating Tree," a vampiric tree in Central Africa; "nicely handled, with excellent lurid description of the hungry plant literally salivating for its prey." - Robert Knowlton. "One of the most influential vampire yarns of the 1880s ..." - Frost, The Monster with a Thousand Faces, pp. 47-8. Includes "The Hunting of the Soko," a prehistoric tale. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 46. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1890 "c" and "d." Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 23. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Bath Marine Museum bookplate on the front paste-down, shelf mark in white ink on spine panel, small nick to cloth on spine, a sound, good copy. All editions of this book are uncommon. (#165330).
"NEW AND CHEAPER EDITION" on title page.