New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good+ in Good dj. 1928. First American Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [some shelfwear to bottom edges of paper-covered boards, vintage bookseller's label (Paul Elder & Co., San Francisco) on rear pastedown; jacket has several tears, jagged paper loss at top of spine (with loss of most of "Many" in title), small chip at top left of front panel (barely touching "M" in "Many"), one-inch triangular piece missing at top rear panel (no text loss), general wear and light soiling]. A collection of stories "dealing with strange tracts of the earth's surface and stranger tracts of the human mind," by a grand-niece of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, most notable for her contributions to the literature of crime and punishment. The first story in the book, "The Two Helens," about a doomed ship and a doomed romance, is, at 89 pages, nearly novella-length. The settings of the shorter tales range from a leper asylum in Trinidad, to Dublin during "the Troubles," to a parish in Cornwall; the last-named, "The Vermilion Apollo," is the only overtly fantastical story in the collection. . (Inventory #: 19611)
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