WALKING SHADOWS. Alfred Noyes.

WALKING SHADOWS. London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne: Cassell and Company, Ltd, [1918]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-295 [296], original brown cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. Noyes was well-regarded in his day as a poet and playwright. This is one of the author's two collections of short stories with fantastic motifs (the other is THE HIDDEN PLAYER). He also wrote a post-catastrophe romance, THE LAST MAN (a.k.a. NO OTHER MAN). "A Tennysonian post-Romantic, and later a convert to Roman Catholicism, [he] became deeply unfashionable in the era of T. S. Eliot ... and F. R. Leavis ... but retains some admirers to this day." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 698. Bleiler (1948), p. 211. Gold lettering on spine panel tarnished, spine a bit sunned, a clean, tight, very good copy. (#101358).

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Printing identification statement for this book:
"First published 1918" on copyright page. Also printer's code "F 100.918" on page [296].