THE GREAT KEINPLATZ EXPERIMENT AND OTHER STORIES. Arthur Conan Doyle.

THE GREAT KEINPLATZ EXPERIMENT AND OTHER STORIES.

Chicago and New York: Rand, McNally & Company, Publishers, n.d., [1894]. Octavo, pp. [3-6] 7-232 [note: text complete despite gap in pagination], original dark blue cloth, front and spine stamped in light gray and red, t.e.g., First edition of this collection. One of Rand, McNally's many variant issues of this book; priority not determined. Collects seven stories, several published earlier in the anonymously edited anthology DREAMLAND AND GHOSTLAND (1887) and all published earlier in THE CAPTAIN OF THE POLESTAR AND OTHER TALES (1890). This was most widely available collection of Doyle's early fiction for American readers. Rand, McNally printed this collection, 1894-1899, in a number of different series and formats, the first a 25-cent paperbound edition as number 188 of their "Globe Library" series. This printing has "ALPHA LIBRARY" printed at the head of the title page. This printing follows the paperbound edition but this binding not listed Green and Gibson, pp. 608-608, which lists a green cloth binding for "ALPHA LIBRARY." Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 551. Bleiler (1978), p. 63. Reginald 04493. See Green and Gibson, pp. 608-09. Previous owner's name to front paste-down, mild foxing to several of the first and last leaves. Mild edge rubbing to cloth, a very good or somewhat better copy. Lawrence Solomon book label affixed to front paste-down. (19966). Item #19966

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