1879 · Philadelphia
First edition. Short stories by Clark (1841-1915) --- a newspaper reporter, novelist, and humorist --- illustrated by A.B. Frost. Contents: Professor Quackenboss. --Jerome Pinnickson's mother-in-law; with an apology for mothers-in-law generally. --The adventures of Abner Byng; with some reflections concerning certain moral idiots. -- How Jack Forbes was avenged. -- Babies. Certain facts concerning their demoralization. --The glee-club tournament; with a few thoughts respecting the nocturnal serenade. -- Mr. Fisher's bereavements. -- Mr. Toombs, the undertaker. --The shoals lighthouse. A serious story. -- The tragedy of Thompson Dunbar. -- Miss Hammer's lovers. -- Mr. Skinner's night in the under-world. -- Miss Wilmer's adventure.
"Mr. Skinner's night in the under-world'" earned the volume a place in the genre of SciFi/Fantastic fiction.
Wright, III. 1052; Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction, 4. Publisher's pale khaki-colored cloth, stamped in black. Cloth with silverfish surface damage causing loss of color in places. Internally very good. (Inventory #: 36578)