Titre : AMONG THE CLODS OR PHASES OF FARM LIFE. As ...
Éditeur : Tinsley Brothers, London
Date d'édition : 1884
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-viii  2-328, original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in blind, floral patterned endpapers printed in dark green. First edition. Rambling, discursive narrative by an urbanite about an extended rural outing. The stories include "an account of a battle between an American warship and a sea monster, and, most importantly, 'The Times for 1983' which has the narrator reviewing a fake newspaper prepared by locals and which speculated facetiously on the rescue from the depths of space of the victims of a balloon collision; the rescue device was 'Smith's Patent Anti-Gravitation Life-Belt.'" - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 213. Another story involves an attack against British soldiers in India by an organized army of apes. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Not in Sadleir or Wolff. COPAC records 4 copies, OCLC records 1 copy. 1896 Christmas gift inscription on half title page. Cloth rubbed at spine ends, corner tips and along outer joints and lower edges, some fading to spine, a good copy. (#114979). N° de réf. du libraire 114979
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