In Deacon's Orders and Other Stories. Walter Besant.

In Deacon's Orders and Other Stories

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1895. First American edition. Hardcover. 279; [2]pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Pale blue cloth with gilt lettering and decorative blue ink embellishments on the spine and front cover. Two pages of publisher's advertisements at the rear. Good. The cloth on the spine and covers is unevenly browned. The spine ends and corners of the covers are moderately bumped. The text block is cracked a few times. Pp. 278-279 have darkened patches, from something having been laid in. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle, with his notes in pencil on the front free endsheet. In Hubin. Item #37584

Short stories, some fantastic, such as The Equal Woman and The Shrinking Shoe.

Price: $40.00

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