THE QUEEN OF SHEBA. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company Late Ticknor & Fields and Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1877. 12mo, pp. [1-2] [1-9] 10-270, flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated bevel-edged green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, brown coated endpapers. First U.S. edition. Second binding with "Houghton, Mifflin & Co." at tail of spine panel. The UK edition published by George Routledge and Sons apparently preceded the Osgood edition by a few days. "Following an attack of typhoid fever, the heroine suffers a mental disorder involving amnesia and the delusion that she is the Queen of Sheba." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 008. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-2. Bleiler (1948), p. 19. Not in Bleiler (1978) or Reginald. BAL 296 (binding 2). Wright (III) 52. Bookplate of the "Ladies' Library Association" of Lebanon, N.H. affixed to front paste-down. Touch of rubbing to cloth at tail of spine panel and corner tips, a bright, tight, near fine copy. (#90063).
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