[ Vancouver, British Columbia:]: HM, 2022. One of thirty numbered copies. Six hors commerce copies were also produced. Signed on the colophon by Walter Bachinski. With two title-pages. Two pochoir frontispieces and nineteen vignettes by Walter Bachinski. Set in Weiss and American Uncial types and printed on dampened Barcham Green Canterbury handmade paper by Rollin Milroy. A fine copy, as new. Bound in quarter yellow cloth over black paper boards with gold-printed paper onlay on one cover and black ink stamp pattern on the other. The dos-a-dos format allows the book to be read from one end, then flipped over and read from the other. In a black board slipcase. With the prospectus. Octavo.  ff. Item #17518
“The Lady, or the Tiger? was first published in The Century magazine in 1882. It was tremendously popular but readers did not like being left to draw their own conclusion. In a sly acquiescence to the incessant requests to know which came out the door, in 1885 he published The Discourager of Hesitancy” (colophon).
This collaboration between Rollin Milroy and Shanty Bay Press proprietor Walter Bachinski takes up two stories by Frank R. Stockton (1834 – 1902) about “ambiguity and living in a society ruled by arbitrary justice” (Oak Knoll website).