THE SHADOW OF ARVOR: LEGENDARY ROMANCES AND FOLK-TALES OF BRITTANY. Translated and Retold by Edith Wingate Rinder. Edinburgh: Patrick Geddes & Colleagues, n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-309 [310: blank] [311: ads] [312: blank] -22 ads [23: blank] [24: printer's colophon], title page printed in orange and black, original decorated navy blue cloth, front and spine panels richly stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, t.e.g., fore and bottom edges untrimmed, heavy blue endpapers with Celtic design. First edition, first issue. A volume in the publisher's "Celtic Library" series. Eighteen stories, veined with the weird and supernatural. The material is definitely literary rather than ethnographic in intent, and very much a product of the fin de siecle Celtic Twilight." Day, The Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature, p. 73. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Early owner's signature dated 1896 at top edge of half title page. Two tiny closed tears (7 mm and 2 mm respectively) at upper spine end, very mild rubbing to corner tips, faint foxing to preliminary and terminal leaves, but a nearly fine, bright copy. A nice copy of an attractive book. Scarce. (#147388).
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