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    Perley Poore Sheehan. The Abyss of Wonders. Illustrated by John T. Brooks. With an Introduction by P. Schuyler Miller. Reading, Pa.: Polaris Press, 1953.

    First edition, 1198 of 1500 copies. Octavo. 191 pages. Many illustrations within the text.

    Publisher's red cloth covers with a small illustration stamped in silver on the front cover. Spine lettered in silver. Brown dust jacket designed by John T. Brooks, with $3.00 price on front inner flap. Housed within a brown slipcase. All edges red. Red endpapers. Dust jacket spine slightly sunned and abraded, slipcase sunned and spotted. Altogether a tight, clean, and very good copy.

    Sheehan's (June 7, 1875 - September 30, 1943) work is the second volume of the Polaris Fantasy Library, a subsidy of Fantasy Press. Lloyd Arthur Eshbach established Polaris Press for those stories which did not necessarily fit into his Fantasy Press image. An unsuccessful venture, only this work and The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens were published under the Polaris Fantasy Library.


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