(#171378) AT A WINTER'S FIRE. Bernard Capes, Edward Joseph.

AT A WINTER'S FIRE. London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1899. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7 [8-10] 11-303 [304: blank], original pictorial dark blue pebbled cloth, front panel stamped in orange, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. The author's first collection of short fiction. Collects eleven stories, mostly weird or fantastic. The first, "Moon Stricken," tells of a "natural telescope lens which enables the protagonist to view the horrific life on the surface of the moon" [Locke]. "Interesting stories." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 342. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-45. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, pp. 164-65. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 47. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 70. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 131. Bleiler (1978), p. 39. Reginald 02559. Endpapers foxed, pulpy text paper tanned, a very good copy. A lovely copy. This edition is quite scarce, unlike its American counterpart. Rare in this condition. (#171378).

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