TALES OF WONDER. London: Elkin Mathews, 1916. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] ix [x] xi [xii]  2-187 [188: printer's imprint] [note: first leaf is a blank], six inserted plates with illustrations by Sidney H. Sime, original gray boards with tan linen shelf back, front and spine panels stamped in black, all edges untrimmed. First edition. The author's tenth book. "Excellent stories ... With wonderful Sime illustrations." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 579. "In a way, his best collection, with the whimsy of his earlier material tempered by the heartbreak of war into wistfulness. There's a hint of irony here that foreshadows the later Jorkens material yet retains the gorgeous yearning of the old world-building imagination. Here is the pivot point of Dunsany's work, with the comic and tragic visions held in that rare balance that is so characteristic of the Irish genius." - Robert Eldridge. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 75. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 907. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, p. 78. See Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-123. Bleiler (1978), p. 66. Reginald 04630. Anderson I.10.a.1. Spine ends and lower corner tips lightly rubbed, three small spots on spine panel, free endpapers tanned, a very good copy. (#157000).
"First Published .... October, 1916" on copyright page.