THE FIERY DIVE AND OTHER STORIES. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1929. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5 [6-8] 9-283 [284: blank], original black cloth, spine panel stamped in yellow green. First trade edition. A mixed collection of six stories, including "Saint Hercules," an "earnest religious fantasy which has more in common with the works of Laurence Housman." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-9. "In the Wilds" concerns the fears of a city woman in the country, due to "something that she finds threatening, heartless and malignant in the wilds of Nature ..." (Times Literary Supplement review). Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 56. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 28. Bleiler (1978), p. 10. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). A bit of tanning to endpapers along gutter margins, a near fine copy in very good printed dust jacket with some light wear at edges and some dust soiling. Uncommon in jacket. A review clipped from the Times Literary Supplement is laid in. (#118311).
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