OM: THE SECRET OF AHBOR VALLEY. Talbot Mundy, William Lancaster Gribbon.

OM: THE SECRET OF AHBOR VALLEY. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, [1924]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-392, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Mundy dated January 1926 on the front free endpaper. First published as a six-part serial in ADVENTURE, 10 October -- 30 November 1924. "An excellent Oriental novel, with fairly good characterizations, an ingenious plot, and most of all a long, fascinating account of the life of an actor on the native Indian stage." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1209. Mundy's "skill in handling robust and fast-paced narrative sustains his readability even in extreme circumstances, but it is unfortunately the case that the supernatural intrusions usually weaken his stories when they are not merely peripheral ... only OM really manages to fuse its occult materials with the other elements of its plot in a seamless and interesting fashion." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-258. "There can be little doubt that OM is the most serious novel Mundy wrote and probably his most successful work of art." - Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1142-45. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 162. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 145. Reginald 10520. Grant, p. 202. A clean, bright, very good copy in good pictorial dust jacket with wear along top and bottom edges, chips from spine ends, several closed tears at edges, and tape mends, internal except for one at the lower spine end and another along the front flap fold. (#152681).

Price: $750.00

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