THE CASTLE OF IRON. New York: Gnome Press, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Harold Shea, the mind traveling protagonist in search of the world of Irish legend, finds himself in the world of Ariosto's romantic epic ORLANDO FURIOSO (1532). Shea's earlier adventures are recorded in THE INCOMPLETE ENCHANTER (1941) and his later exploits are found in WALL OF SERPENTS (1960). Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-106. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 491. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 7. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 279. In 333. Large owner's inscription on front free endpaper, else a fine copy in good dust jacket with shelf wear at edges, faded spine panel, and some dust soiling to rear panel. (#118504).
First edition so stated on copyright page.