MODERN INSTANCES. London & New York: John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1898. Octavo, pp. [1-2: blank]  [1-3] 4-222 [223: printer's imprint] [224: blank] + 12-page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, Publisher's green buckram cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition. The second collection of short fiction by the associate editor of THE YELLOW BOOK, preceded by MONOCHROMES (1985). "Critics found her fiction impressive but morbid and pessimistic in tendency." - Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, p. 170. "Her stories examine romantic idealism with a certain astringency: her view of women was harsh ... Her output was small. Her friend Netta Syrett considered her, though 'clever and amusing,' 'the laziest woman I ever met.'" - Blain, Grundy and Clements, The Feminist Companion to Literature in English, p. 264-5. Owner's signature and date on the front free endpaper. Spine panel darkened, cloth rubbed and scuffed, a good, internally tight and clean copy. A decent copy of a scarce book. (#171940).
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