THE WIND THAT TRAMPS THE WORLD: SPLASHES OF CHINESE COLOR. New York: The Lantern Press, 1929. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-118 [119-120: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original decorated boards with black cloth shelf back, spine panel stamped in gold, fore-edge untrimmed. First edition. Collects seven Oriental tales, the title story and "The Blue City" first published in WEIRD TALES. "Owen related a beautiful and exotic series of Oriental fantasies. These were not set in the real China, like those of Beck, but like Bramah, it was a China of the imagination, the one we all think exists. Owen was obsessed with color and this is clear in the many brilliant descriptive passages that embroider his tales." - Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 141-42. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-278. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1268. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 171. Bleiler (1978), p. 152. Reginald 11080. Bottom edges of boards rubbed, a nearly fine copy in very good printed dust jacket with damp stains on the rear panel and spine panel, mild age-darkening to spine panel and small chip from lower edge. A better than average example of a somewhat uncommon jacket (#156701).
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