MISTRESS OF MISTRESSES: A VISION OF ZIMIAMVIA. London: Faber & Faber Limited, . Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] [1-2] 3-463 [464: tail piece], decorations by Keith Henderson, maps on pages 462-63, original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in gold, spine panel stamped in red and gold, top edge stained red, bottom edge rough-trimmed. First edition. Presentation copy with a signed inscription by Eddison to Thomas Moult dated "January, 1935," the month of publication, on front free endpaper. The first book of the unfinished Zimiamvian trilogy to be published, but chronologically the final volume. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-126. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 598. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 76. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 319. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature V, pp. 2206-13. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 84-5. Bleiler (1978), p. 67. Reginald 04682. Small scuff to cloth on rear panel, top edge stain a bit faded, some foxing to front free endpaper, a nearly fine copy in nearly fine decorated dust jacket with touch of wear at lower corner tips and a small wrinkle at bottom edge of front panel near right corner. Overall, a bright, attractive copy in a superior jacket. This book is as difficult to find in a nice jacket as THE WORM OUROBOROS and is uncommon signed or inscribed by Eddison. Formerly George Locke's copy with his small signed "Ex-Spectrum" label affixed to the front paste-down. (#149994).
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