THE CAPTAIN OF THE POLESTAR And Other Tales.
Price: $45.00 USD
Place Published: London
Publisher: Longman's, Green, and Co.
Date Published: 1893.
Edition: Sixth Edition.
Book Id: 309328
Sixth Edition, so stated on the title page. Octavo, original maroon cloth bordered in blind on front & rear panels, spine titled in silver gilt. Brown coated endpapers. 315 pp + 24 page publisher's catalogue bound in at rear. This edition has a frontispiece (by Charles Kerr) and a title page vignette which were not in the First Edition. Small, faint blemish to cloth on front panel, Small 'Ex Libris John Ruyle' ticket on verso of front free endpaper; a fine bright copy.
¶ Collects 10 tales, most of which are weird fantasy. The title story is a "journal of a medical student on an Arctic voyage. Strange cries and spectral appearances end in the captain's death as he pursues a wrath. Based in part on Doyle's own Arctic experiences." . Also included are 'J. Habkuk Jephson's Statement', 'The Great Keinplatz Experiment', 'A Literary Mosaic', 'John Barrington Cowles', & 'The Ring of Thoth', all of which are cited by Bleiler in 'The Guide to Supernatural Fiction', item 550.