A PEAKLAND FAGGOT: TALES TOLD OF MILTON FOLK. Gilchrist, Murray.
A PEAKLAND FAGGOT: TALES TOLD OF MILTON FOLK ...

A PEAKLAND FAGGOT: TALES TOLD OF MILTON FOLK. London: Grant Richards, 1897. Small octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-185 [186: printer's imprint] [187-188: publisher's ads], half title and title leaves printed in green and black, original pictorial green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown, dark green and gold, rear panel stamped in brown and dark green, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. First edition. Issued as a volume in the publisher's "Sylvan Series." Collection of eighteen short stories in the author's regionalistic manner (set in Derbyshire), two of which were included in the Ash-Tree edition of Gilchrist's weird tales. This book should not be confused with the edition of the same name published in 1926 by Faber and Gwyer, which was a much expanded collection. Not in Wolff. Cover stamping a bit rubbed off here and there, but a very good, much-better-than-usually found, copy. A scarce book. This book sports one of the ugliest (and most perishable) cover designs of the Victorian age. Green sheep and trees in a muddy brown field. But its what's inside that counts. Gilchrist is a very underrated writer -- not that anyone cares now. (#156908).

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