EL OMBU. London: Duckworth & Co., 1902. Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-182 [183-184: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original pictorial green wrappers printed in black. First edition. 3210 copies printed, of which this is one of 1250 paperbound copies issued as number 2 of "Duckworth's Greenback Library." Collects the short title novel, three short stories, and "Appendix to El Ombu." One of the stories, "Marta Riquelme," is of particular interest as a possible seed for Hudson's most famous work, GREEN MANSIONS (1904), a lost-race fantasy about a woman who understands the language of birds; the story "is based on a legend in which those who suffer too deeply in their lives experience a transformation, becoming birds." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 485. Payne A21a. Sadleir 1231. NCBEL III 1059. Spine panel and edges of rear panel sunned, wear at spine ends and along spine folds, early repairs to several spine tears, a good copy of a somewhat fragile item. (#117665).
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