In a Canadian canoe, The nine muses minus one, and other stories
by Pain, Barry
London: Henry and Co, 1891. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. British author's first book. "The majority of the papers in this volume are reprinted, with considerable additions, from the pages of the Granta, the Cambridge University magazine, where they attracted considerable attention for their novelty and original humor. Their humor is quaint and quiet, relieved here and there by a touch of pathos, making some of the most laughable and the most readable pages in the whole of our not inconsiderable comic literature" (Review of Reviews, 356). Bound in the original dark brown cloth lettered in gold on the spine and front cover with illustration in white. Rubbed at the head and foot of the spine and corners, otherwise bright. Frontispiece photograph of the author. Foxing to fore-edge of text block. Part of the Whitefriars Library of Wit and Humor. 210 pages followed by 6 pages of ads. Short Stories section. LIT/101416. (Inventory #: 30133)
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