THE MEZENTIAN GATE. Eddison, ric, ucker.

THE MEZENTIAN GATE.

[Plaistow: The Curwen Press, 1958.]. Octavo, frontispiece by Keith Henderson, cloth. First edition. The incomplete first book of the Zimiamvian trilogy that was written backwards. It was to precede A FISH DINER IN MEMISON (1941) and MISTRESS OF MISTRESSES (1935). Published here is the portion of the work, the opening chapters and the final hundred pages that form the conclusion, that had been completed at the time of the author's death. Includes the text of an important letter from Eddison to his brother that discusses the trilogy (a fourth work was contemplated). Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-126. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 600. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature V, pp. 2206-13. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 86-7. Upper corners slightly bumped, a fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with some toning along the upper edge and spine panel. (25439). Item #25439

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