* CORY, CHARLES B. Montezuma's castle and other weird tales. Boston: [Press of Rockwell and Churchill], 1899. Author's edition; presentation copy.
Full leather boards (20 cm.), with striking gilt-stamped design duplicating the work's half-tone image of Tixinopa, "the bad Indian." With gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, and all edges gilt. Illustrated with nine black-and-white plates. Author's inscription on preliminary leaf; with additional ownership inscription of Vincent Starrett opposite. Pencil notes to rear endpaper, concerning this and other works by Cory. In fine condition.
Cory was a Boston-born natural historian, whose stories, according to Bleiler, were partially "inspired by hallucinogenic Jou Jou powder."
Estimate $ 400-600
Property from the Collection of Ronald Kuntz, Sugar Grove, Illinois