Five Stories a Week for Five Cents, Vol. 1, nos. 1 - 11 [All Published] [Cover title: Tales from Foreign Sources]. ANARCHISM, Benj. R. TUCKER, ed.

Five Stories a Week for Five Cents, Vol. 1, nos. 1 - 11 [All Published] [Cover title: Tales from Foreign Sources]

Boston: Benj. R. Tucker, 1890. First Edition. Complete run of the individual anarchist publisher's literary magazine of foreign fiction. Each issue, as the title states, contains five short stories, all by "the best short-story writers of all countries" (from the prospectus printed on first page of each issue). Among the authors are the French writers Guy de Maupassant and Alphonse Daudet; Austrian socialist man-of-letters Leopold von Sacher-Masoch; the Greek-Italian author Matilde Serao; and Nobel laureates Bjoernstjerne Bjoernson (Norwegian, 1903) and Henryk Sienkiewicz (Polish, 1905). Exceedingly scarce -- not in OCLC as of February, 2019, though the Union List of Serials notes one holding, at the Boston Public Library. See Roger E. Stoddard, "'Liberty's Library': Benj. R. Tucker's Imprint, 1875-1912," in "Essays in Honor of William B. Todd" (1991), p. 163. Eleven issues bound in one volume; publisher's dark maroon gilt-lettered cloth, green floral endpapers; 176pp. Boards a bit rubbed with some brief spotting to sizing, tiny loss at bottom spine edge of upper cover, offsetting to a few leaves from previously removed newsclippings, else Very Good, internally near fine.

Price: $1,500.00

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