TALES OF THE MASQUE. Pearce.

TALES OF THE MASQUE. London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1894. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-3] 4-207 [208: blank] [1-7: ads] [8: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], title page printed in red and black, original brown cloth, spine panel stamped in dark brown, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Perhaps a later binding, a variant with "Bridger / Penzance" imprint on the spine panel and spine titled "CORNISH / DROLLS" The author's second collection of Cornish literary fables including "Ego Speaks," viewpoint of a murdered man's spirit, and "The Sorcery of the Forest," alavism in the jungle. Less folkloristic, more fin de siecle in tone than previous collection DROLLS FROM SHADOWLAND (1893). Interesting work. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-137. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 406. Bleiler (1978), p. 155. Reginald 11251. Hubin (1994), p. 632. Wolff 5484 (recording the green cloth variant). Slight spine lean, a bright, tight, very good copy. An uncommon book. (#152072).

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