THE WIZARD'S MANTLE. Dryasdust, pseudonym.

THE WIZARD'S MANTLE. N.p., n.d. [London: 1902.]. Octavo, pp. [5] 6-289 [290-292: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank; frontispiece and illustrated title leaf are inserts and included in pagination as pages (1-4)], sixteen inserted plates (including frontispiece and title leaf) with illustrations by the author, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in blue, white, black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, all edges gilt, yellow coated endpapers. First edition. Historical romance set in seventeenth century Spain, mostly involving court intrigues but fantasy element present in hero's possession and use of a cloak of invisibility. The author's self-published first novel, preceded by his three-volume collection TALES OF THE WONDER CLUB (1899-1900). A revised version of THE WIZARD'S MANTLE was published in 1903 by Thomas Burleigh under the M. Y. Halidom pseudonym. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 72-3. Reginald 06650. Gold lettering on spine panel a trifle dull, else a fine copy. A rare book. (#149731).

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