LIFE'S HANDICAP: being stories of mine own people
Edition: First UK printing
London: Macmillan, 1891. Octavo, blue diaper cloth lettered and decorated in gilt, blind publisher's device on rear cover, grey-green endpapers. pp xvi, (352) + 55 pp May, 1891, catalogue. Nicks and minor rubbing to ends of lightly darkened spine, minor rubbing to joints; amusing George Cruikshank bookplate inside from cover of Albert M. Cohn, "Citizen and Skinner"; light yellowing to page edges; book a little leaned; else a VG copy, inner hinges not cracked, attractive. The US edition, titled MINE OWN PEOPLE, preceded slightly. This British edition contains all the stories in MINE OWN PEOPLE, NY, 1891, with the exception of "A Conference of the Powers" and adds 16 more stories and one poem. Contains six weird and supernatural tales; "Bubbling Well Road," "The Dream of Duncan Parrenness," "The Courting of Dinah Shadd," "At the End of the Passage," "The Mark of the Beast," and "The Return of Imray." Also contains "The Wandering Jew" and "Jews in Shushan". Bleiler (1978), p. 115. Stewart 100. Albert Mayer Cohn was a distinguished Cruikshank collector who published A bibliographical catalogue of the printed works... by Albert Mayer Cohn "A bibliographical catalogue of the printed works illustrated by George Cruikshank" (1914) whose collection went on the block at Sotheby's in July, 1920.