THE NEW GULLIVER AND OTHER STORIES. Barry Pain, Eric Odell.

THE NEW GULLIVER AND OTHER STORIES. London: T. Werner Laurie, Ltd., n.d. [1912]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-261 [262: blank] [263-264: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank], first signature printed in blue and black, original mottled green cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel. First edition. Mixed collection of romances; title story an absurdly syllogistic utopia in a wicked parody of Swift; "Zero," a clairvoyant bulldog loyal unto death; "In a London Garden," a sequence of short fables, including "The Little Death" and "The Ghostly Music," thanatophilia recalling youthful fantasies. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-280. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1283. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 143. See Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1662-64. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 401. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 152. Bleiler (1978), p. 153. Reginald 11119. Hubin (1994), p. 624. NCBEL IV 698. Lacks the front free endpaper, scattered foxing to preliminaries, owner's signature on first blank, a very good copy. (#138734).

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