ANIMAL EPISODES AND STUDIES IN SENSATION. London: George Redway, 1896. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-268 [269] [270: blank] [271-272: ads], original tan cloth, front panel stamped in red, spine panel stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. Eight short stories, one of which has a rather ambiguous supernatural element, "The Reresby Mote Ghost," about a thing that appears at infrequent intervals in the mote around an old house: is it a ghost? a monstrosity? a big fish? "From the Dark Past" is a bibliomystery featuring a Renaissance book about an elixir. Most of the others are animal stories. "The Blue Dryad" is about a poisonous snake. "How the Fiend Fetched Sharon Fulksay" is about a hawk who descends on a Jewish immigrant in the suburbs. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Day (1963) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Some darkening to cloth, mainly spine panel, just a bit of foxing to endpapers, a very good copy. A scarce book. (#167228).

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