New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1904.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-285  [287-288: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], title page printed in orange and black, original pictorial gray cloth, front panel stamped in black, light green, dark green and white, spine panel stamped in light green and white. First edition. Linked stories in the breezy Chambers style, chronicling the misadventures of Harold Kensett, a flirtatious zoologist, who attempts to collect unusual specimens for the Zoological Gardens in Bronx Park. Most of the stories are science fiction, but several have supernatural motifs. "Amusing stories, perhaps Chambers' best extended work, and his sole reason, apart from THE KING IN YELLOW, to be remembered today." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 398. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-39. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 367. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 144. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 49. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 208. Bleiler (1978), p. 41. Reginald 02814. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, a bright nearly fine copy. (#156130) (Inventory #: 156130)
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