Philadelphia: Griffith and Rowland Press. 1906. First Edition. First Edition. Octavo, original violet (!) cloth stamped in white and gold, photographic pictorial inlays (of fans) on front panel, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, moire patterned endpapers. 164 pp, photographic portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. Nicely printed with decorated chapter-headings and initial letters throughout. Touch of foxing, minor bumps; a near fine, bright copy. Item #311909
¶ Collects six stories, all fantasies about various fans which come to life and tell their tales. Perhaps the most important book in the talking fans genre, a rare sub-genre of the talking inanimate object genre, now sadly overlooked.