The Death of the Lion | The Coxon Fund | The Middle Years | The Altar of the Dead. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1895. 6 pp undated ads. Original pale green cloth decorated in dark green and gilt.
First American Edition of this collection of four tales, published a month after the London edition. The first two had appeared in "The Yellow Book," and the third in "Scribner's Magazine," but "The Altar of the Dead" had not appeared in periodical form.
This copy is in the primary binding, with the green flower-and-leaf ornaments on the spine (as well as on the front cover). It is in close-to-fine condition (the spine gilt is less than bright, but the volume is unusually clean for such a light-colored binding). Supino 45.6.0; Edel & Laurence A45b. Item #13611