(#171206) THE LAST LOAD: STORIES AND ESSAYS. F. Anstey, Thomas Anstey Guthrie.

THE LAST LOAD: STORIES AND ESSAYS. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., [1925]. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii 1-211 [212: printer's imprint] [213-216: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks] + 8-page publisher's catalogue dated "1029" on page 8 inserted at rear, original gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition, later issue. Variant binding, not noted by Turner. Anstey's last collection of short fiction. Includes two supernatural tales, "Ferdie" and "The Breaking Point." Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 33. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Turner 32. Wolff 160. Several faint wrinkles to cloth at lower edge of front panel, a very good copy in 5/- printed jacket with 32 mm cloth tear along lower front flap fold and tiny chip at lower front spine fold. (#171206).

Price: $150.00

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"First Published in 1925" on copyright page.