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Mellen, Grenville, writing as "Reginald Reverie." Sad Tales and Glad Tales. S. G. Goodrich, Boston, 1828. 8vo. pp 185. Brown boards with purple cloth spine. _x000D_
Mellen's first and only collection of prose sketches and stories. According to Locke (Voyages in Space [2011] V564), "The Meeting of the Planets" is "a literary satire in which the planets and stars are given personalities and discourse among themselves"; while "The Tale of an Aeronaut" concerns a balloonist who "ascends into space and drifts among the planets and comets listening in on their conversations, including the Moon plotting against Earth, before returning to Earth to find himself over the Battle of Waterloo."_x000D_
Condition Fair. Boards rubbed. Pages chipped and foxed. Cloth spine worn through. Label sticker worn.

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Sad Tales and Glad Tales. Grenville Mellen.

Estimate $200 - $300Nov 15, 2018