BALLADS IN PROSE. Boston: Roberts Brothers. London: John Lane: Bodley Head, 1894. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-6] 7-186  [188: blank], decorated title page designed by Walter West, original pictorial light blue-gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., bottom edge untrimmed. First U.S. edition. The author's first book. "Strange, wayward tales of far-off pagan days in which one moves as in a mist of dreams. Soaked with Gaelic fairy and legendary lore. The prose pieces, all very short, are interspersed with little poems, that are slight and frail, as wreaths of vapour. Some of the stories are symbolical. They are told in simple and graceful prose." - Brown, Ireland in Fiction 773. Two of the stories first appeared in THE YELLOW BOOK. Reginald 07396. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Spine panel and fore-edges of cloth tanned, a very good copy. (#141946).
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