London: Simpkin, Marshall, [n.d., 1888].
iv, 18, 24, 22, 22, 30, , [1, blank], [2, ads] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. NO OTHER COPY RECORDED. Printed boards. Spine with some wear, upper cover with small losses. Very good Not in BL, not in OCLC. Item #313646
Collection of stories of British and Anglo-Indian life and adventure, including The Indian Mocking Lark; Navigating the Air (about a balloon expedition in Newcastle); Monkeys; Snakes and other Philistines; and Publishers; and with a verse afterword, To a Sun-Dial; with ads for other works by Barras, including a title-page for The Beautiful Miss Vivian, or Society in the Colonies (1887).
A nice copy of a fragile and ephemeral edition, dated to 1888 from an entry in the English Catalogue of Books (1891).
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