THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND AND OTHER STORIES. London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Leeds, and New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, [1911]. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv-ix [x-xi] xii [13-14] 15 [mispaged 16] 16-574 [575: publisher’s colophon] [576: blank], inserted frontispiece with color illustration by Dudley Tennant, original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, decorated endpapers. First edition. A major collection of thirty-three tales of science fiction, fantasy and the supernatural, five of which appear here for the first time in in book form. According to Wells's introduction these constitute "all the short stories by me that I care for any one to read again." Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-359. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1681. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2341. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-244. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15017. Wells 42. Early owner's signature on recto of frontispiece. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, two tiny spots to front panel, a bright, very good copy. (#89642).

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