The Lady, or the Tiger? And Other Stories.
New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1884. 8vo, original gray cloth, front cover gilt-lettered and decorated in black with image of wall and portal, backed in tiger-striped orange cloth lettered in gilt and black. [v], 201, [8(ads)] pp. Neat signature above half-title of "Mrs. C. J. Packer / Sep 12th '84."; a very good copy. First Edition; one of 1, 500 copies. The title-story of this collection of a dozen tales is one of the most famous pieces of short fiction in literature, posing an insoluble mystery based on human psychology. Frank Stockton's reputation has been rather unfairly eclipsed, but this one story keeps his name alive. BAL 18880. Bleiler, p. 187. Johnson, High Spots.., p. 69. Wright III: 5242.
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