(#171377) HALF-HOURS OF BLIND MAN'S HOLIDAY, OR SUMMER AND WINTER SKETCHES IN BLACK AND WHITE. Fenn.

HALF-HOURS OF BLIND MAN'S HOLIDAY, OR SUMMER AND WINTER SKETCHES IN BLACK AND WHITE. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1878. Octavo, two volumes: pp. [1-8] [1] 2-471 [472: blank]; [1-8] [1] 2-464, original dark green cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed, gray coated endpapers. First edition. Fenn, a UK writer born 1827(?), "was originally a landscape-painter, but became totally blind when thirty-five years of age, and thenceforth took to writing for magazines." - Allibone. "Mixed collection of short fiction, much criminous matter, little supernatural; only three ghost stories. Fenn's first collection; his later collections, AFTER SUNDOWN OR THE PALETTE AND THE PEN (1880), WOVEN IN DARKNESS: A MEDLEY OF STORIES, ESSAYS AND DREAMWORK (1885), and TWIXT THE LIGHTS; OR ODD TALES FOR ODD TIMES (1893), have higher fantasy content and are much scarcer. Nonetheless, HALF-HOURS OF BLIND MAN'S HOLIDAY is an uncommon book." - Robert Knowlton. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 82. Hubin (1994), p. 279. Shallow, light damp mark at upper edge of front free endpaper with penetration into half title leaf, a bit of scattered foxing, but a bright, nearly fine copy, with tight inner hinges. A lovely copy overall. (#171377).

Price: $750.00

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No statement of printing. Second printing has "second edition" on title page.