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Titre : LOAVES AND FISHES
Éditeur : Methuen & Co. ., London
Date d'édition : 1906
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-312 + 40-page publisher's catalogue dated "February 1906" inserted at rear, original red cloth front and spine panels stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed, fore edge rough-trimmed. First edition. A mixed collection of twenty-two stories including criminous and supernatural tales. Includes the delicately macabre "A Ghost-Child" and "Poor Lucy Rivers," in which Capes steers a fine line between pathos and sentimentality with consummate skill. "'A Ghost-Child' has an excellent macabre touch that is surprising for a work of its period, what with cultural tabus about conception and childbirth." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 344. Among Capes' best collections of short fiction. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-45. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 70. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 132. Bleiler (1978), p. 39. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1994), p. 131. Several faint tiny stains to front cover and spine panel, else a bright, near fine copy. An uncommon book. (#147608). N° de réf. du libraire 147608
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