THIRTEEN AT DINNER AND WHAT CAME OF IT BEING ARROWSMITH'S CHRISTMAS ANNUAL FOR 1881. London: Griffith and Farran, St. Paul's Churchyard. Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith, Quay Street, n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-137 , four full page illustrations on inserted plates, other illustrations in the text, nineteenth-century three-quarter black polished calf and marbled boards, brown leather title piece, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers (binding signed "Bound by J. Fawn & Son, Bristol"). First edition. The first number of Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual. Includes the first printing of "Was it an Illusion?," a ghost story by Amelia B. Edwards, as well as the first printing of "The Daughter of the Stars," Hugh Conway's first published story. Wolff 1422a, 2016 and 7694. Bound without the wrappers and advertising leaves, calf worn and scuffed, boards rubbed, a sound, good copy. (#170221).
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