THE PHANTOM DEATH AND OTHER STORIES. London: Chatto & Windus, 1895. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-275 [276: blank] [1]-3: ads [4: blank] + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "Sept. 1884" inserted at rear, inserted frontispiece with illustration by H. C. Seppings Wright, original pictorial green cloth, front and rear panels stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, all edges untrimmed, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in green. First edition. Collects eleven short fictions by a master of the sea story. Tales of macabre and unusual happenings aboard ships at sea; murders, death by poisonous snake (the title story), but none which can be classified as supernatural or fantasy. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 829. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-223. Bleiler (1948), p. 241. Not in Bleiler (1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1994), p. 709. Wolff 6050. Binding slightly leaned, touch of rubbing to cloth at spine ends, corner tips and along outer joints, a clean, tight, very good copy. A scarce edition of this book. (#95667).

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