THE LILY HAND: AND OTHER STORIES. Edith Pargeter.
THE LILY HAND: AND OTHER STORIES.

THE LILY HAND: AND OTHER STORIES.

London: Heinemann, [1965]. Octavo, boards. First edition. With two signed inscriptions by Pargeter. The first inscription reads: "To Ellis / with best wishes / from Mary / 1965", most probably a presentation copy to the author's brother Edmund Ellis Pargeter with whom she lived with for 35 years of her adult life. Her brother and grandmother Emma Ellis is where the influence for first name for her pseudonym Ellis Peters. The second inscription reads: "For Sue, with / affectionate regards, / Edith, / August, 1991". This second inscription could well be to Sue Feder who founded the Ellis Peter's Appreciation Society. The author's second story collection, several appear to have fantastic elements to them. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 88. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1994), p. 626. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a touch of dustiness and a very mild stress wrinkle to lower front panel. (16212). Item #16212

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