(#171590) MONTEZUMA'S CASTLE AND OTHER WEIRD TALES ... Author's Edition. Charles Cory.

MONTEZUMA'S CASTLE AND OTHER WEIRD TALES ... Author's Edition. Boston: [Press of Rockwell and Churchill], 1899. Octavo, pp. [1-2] 3 [4] 5 [6-7] 8-233 [234-238: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], fly leaves at front and rear, nine inserted plates, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. Of two recorded imprints, priority if any undetermined, this copy has the Boston imprint. Mixed collection of sixteen short stories, some with southwestern settings, by Charles Barney Cory (1857-1921), a Boston born ornithologist who was curator o the Boston Society of Natural History until 1905. "Includes a cycle of fantastic 'tall tales' inspired by hallucinogenic Jou Jou powder; also several ghost stories set in the Southwest." - Robert Knowlton. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 437. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 196. Bleiler (1978), p. 50. Reginald 03457. Tuck (1974), p. 118 (calling the book "very scarce"). Wright (III) 1209. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, inner hinges cracked, a good copy. An uncommon book. (#171590).

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