MIRROR OF DREAMS: A TALE OF ORIENTAL MYSTERY. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1928. Octavo, pp. [1-12] 1-330 [331-332: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original pictorial orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First U.S. edition. Lost race adventure novel set in an unknown region to the north of India in central Asia. "Oriental adventure, intrigue, romance, and supernaturalism ... Complex and confused in narrative, with poorly integrated subplots. Yet literate and interesting for ethnography and geography. Probably an idea source for James Hilton's LOST HORIZON." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 672. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-20. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 839. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 325. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 79. Reginald 05751. Small, faint rubber-stamped name of Charles L. Barrett on front free endpaper and top edge of front paste-down. A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (designed by Ernest Walker) with light wear along top and bottom edges, 20 mm closed tear at top edge of front spine fold, and a small, faint damp stain at bottom edge of spine panel. A very attractive example of a scarce jacket with a stunning front panel illustration. A lovely copy from the library of "Doc" Barrett, a legendary early SF fan collector. (#165532).

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