by Gill, William Fearing (editor); Wilkie Collins, Mark Twain, Alfred Tennyson, et. al
New York: R. Worthington, 1879. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. This is the second printing of the Locos Club's anthology, the first being printed in 1875. Founded in 1870 by a group of young writers, journalists, and critics, the Lotos Club is one of the oldest literary clubs in the United States. The name comes from "The Lotos Eaters" by Alfred Lord Tennyson. This is an attractive volume bound in the original green cloth boards with gilt and black decoration to the spine and front cover. It includes 19 full page illustrations, 31 half-title illustraions, and 32 stories / essays / poems. The club's namesake story "The Lotus Eaters" is included along with "An Encouter with an Interviewer" by Mark Twain, "Some Southern Reminiscences" by Whitelaw Reid, "An Episode of War" by W.S. Andrews, "Fairy Gold" by John Brougham, "A Fatal Fortune" by Wilkie Collins, "Liberty" by John Hay, "How We Hung John Brown" by Henry S. Olcott, "The Miracle of the Fishes" by Robert R. Roosevelt, and many others. Chipping to book cloth along foot of spine and minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Slight rubbing to rear cover. Lacks one of the front free endpapers. Full edges gilt. Clean and bright. An attractive book. 411 pages. LITANTH/062416.
(Inventory #: 29491)
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