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Condition: Used
Seller notes: GOOD plus : no dust jacket, hard cover, publisher's original grey boards with tan cloth spine strip, front panel & spine stamped in dark blue, all page edges untrimmed, rubbed & lightly soiled, wear to corners, spine strip dulled, hinges strong, binding firm, very minor insect evidence to front pastedown & fly leaf, contemporary gift inscription to fly leaf in ink, six inserted plates as called for, text block bright & clean
Author:

D. H. Lawrence

Special Attributes:

1st Edition, Signed

Format:

Hardback

Subject:

Poetry

Fiction Subject:

Poetry, Various

Printing Year:

1928

Language:

English

Condition:

Used

Date of Publication:

1900-1949

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TALES OF WONDER

BY
LORD DUNSANY

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY S. H. SIME



LONDON:
Elkin Mathews
MCMXVI


Book Specification

Format Hard cover
Language English
Pagination [i-vi] vii [viii] ix [x] xi [xii] [1] 2-187 [188: printer's imprint] [note: first leaf is a blank]
Book Size Duodecimo
Approx. Book Dimensions (Width, Height, Depth) in mm 145 x 196 x 30
Approx weight (grammes) 375g
(I)SBN n/a
Date This Edition Published October, 1916 (First Edition, First Impression)
Date Of Original Publication October, 1916


Condition  / Description
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GOOD plus : no dust jacket, hard cover, publisher's original grey boards with tan cloth spine strip, front panel & spine stamped in dark blue, all page edges  untrimmed, rubbed & lightly soiled, wear to corners, spine strip dulled, hinges strong, binding firm, very minor insect evidence to front pastedown & fly leaf,  contemporary gift inscription to fly leaf in ink, six inserted plates as called for, text block bright & clean


Tales of Wonder by Lord Dunsany

With 6 Illustrations by S. H. Sime.

The poignant preface reads: "These tales are tales of peace. Those who remember peace and those who will see it again may be glad to turn their eyes, though but for  a moment, away from a world of mud and blood and khaki, and to read for a while of cities too good to be true."

The author's tenth book. "Excellent stories ... With wonderful Sime illustrations." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 579.

"In a way, his best collection, with the whimsy of his earlier material tempered by the heartbreak of war into wistfulness. There's a hint of irony here that  foreshadows the later Jorkens material yet retains the gorgeous yearning of the old world-building imagination. Here is the pivot point of Dunsany's work, with the  comic and tragic visions held in that rare balance that is so characteristic of the Irish genius." - Robert Eldridge.

The Tales herein are as follows:

"A Tale of London"
"Thirteen at Table"
"The City on Mallington Moor"
"Why the Milkman Shudders When He Perceives the Dawn" (also published in a chapbook)
"The Bad Old Woman in Black"
"The Bird of the Difficult Eye"
"The Long Porter's Tale"
"The Loot of Loma"
"The Secret of the Sea"
"How Ali Came to the Black Country"
"The Bureau d'Echange de Maux"
"A Story of Land and Sea"
"A Tale of the Equator"
"A Narrow Escape"
"The Watch-Tower"
"How Plash-Goo Came to the Land of None's Desire"
"The Three Sailors' Gambit"
"The Exiles' Club"
"The Three Infernal Jokes"

This is the First Edition, published in London by Elkin Mathews, October, 1916.



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