THE WINE OF DEATH: A TALE OF THE LOST LONG-AGO. London: Stanley Paul & Co Ltd., . Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7  9-288 + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated 1924-1925 inserted at rear, original dark blue green cloth, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. "In a coastal kingdom honeycombed with secret passages dug by the old priests of the Sea God religion, now defunct, the savage mountain people wage war with the civilized townsfolk who worship the Spirit of the Wave. But a new terror broods over the land -- The Voice, a mysterious presence inside a pyramid that hypnotically compels human sacrifice; it is eventually revealed as a bandy-legged black dwarf with an enormous head. A long and fully-developed quasi-medieval romance of a sort common enough today, but not at the time of its publication." - Robert Eldridge. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 22. Reginald 00496. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Corner tips rubbed, a near fine copy. Rare. (#149337).
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