London / Boston: John Lane / Roberts Brothers, 1894. 1st edition (Bleiler, p. 130; Danielson, p. 20; Locke I, p. 147; Goldstone & Sweetser 6a). , 168, 4, 16 pp. 16 page publisher catalogue, dated 1894, concludes volume. Title page border design by Aubrey Beardsley. Crown 8vo. Original publisher's dark blue cloth with light grey stamping. Title/author/publisher gilt stamped to spine. Modest wear. Two bookplates to front eps. "W H Smith & Son" blindstamp to ffep upper corner. Bit of age-toning to paper. A VG - VG+ copy. Item #46521
Per Locke, "Two novelettes. The first is a celebrated horror story with an element of scientific experimentation to classify it as science fantasy; it spawned several parodies and gained for the author a brief popularity which he failed, as far as fiction was concerned, to substantiate."