LUD-IN-THE-MIST. Hope Mirrlees, Helen.


London: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1926. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii 1-319 [320: printer's imprint], original medium brown cloth, front panel ruled in dark brown, publisher's imprint stamped in dark brown at base of spine panel, printed leather label affixed to spine panel. First edition, first binding. Lud-in-the-Mist is the capital of Dorimare, an imaginary country which borders Fairyland. "A minor classic." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 650. "A beautifully written allegory unashamedly celebrating the necessity of enchantment, after the fashion of Bullett's MR. GODLY BESIDE HIMSELF (1924)." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-250. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1180. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 926-31. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 141-42. Waggoner, The Hills of Faraway 685. Bleiler (1978), p. 141. Reginald 10174. Light foxing to page edges, a nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket (priced 7/6) with several tiny chips to lower front edge and spine ends, a tiny closed tear to the upper right front corner, some overall dust soiling to the white background of the jacket, slight age darkening and some spotting to the spine panel, two small closed tears to the upper and lower rear panel and closed tear to the upper rear flap fold. Rare in dust jacket. (22224). Item #22224

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