THE PHOENIX AND THE CARPET. Nesbit, dith.

THE PHOENIX AND THE CARPET.

London: T Fisher Unwin, 1908. Octavo, original red cloth, front and spine stamped in gold. Later edition. Second book of the Psammead trilogy, preceded by FIVE CHILDREN AND IT (1902) and followed by THE STORY OF THE AMULET (1906). Five children get a new carpet, which is a magic carpet, that grants them three wishes a day. "These three novels have always been her most popular, and had the greatest influence on later generations of children's writers ..." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 680. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 138. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-269. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature, pp. 1297-1300. Waggoner, The Hills of Faraway 727. Bleiler (1948), p. 209. Reginald 10619. Light rubbing and wear to corner tips and spine ends, age darkening with some stains to spine, a solid good copy. (23140). Item #23140

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