A PEAKLAND FAGGOT: THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES ... With a Preface by Eden Phillpotts. Gilchrist, Murray.

A PEAKLAND FAGGOT: THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES ... With a Preface by Eden Phillpotts. London: Faber and Gwyer, [1926]. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-x [xi-xii] 1-379 [380: blank], inserted frontispiece (photographic portrait of Gilchrist), original maroon cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge stained maroon, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition. Collects fifty-one of Gilchrist's Derbyshire stories. However, this selection does not represent the complete short story output of Gilchrist by any means, and includes only two stories that may be considered weird ("The Panicle" and "A Witch in the Peak"), the others being in his regionalistic dialect manner. Phillpotts' preface makes no mention of THE STONE DRAGON or of this other aspect of Gilchrist's work. This book should not be confused with the author's earlier collection of the same name, a slimmer volume published in 1897 by Grant Richards. Slight spine lean, a bright, fine copy. Scarce. (#112433).

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"First published in mcmxxvi" on verso of title page.