THE FOLK OF THE AIR. New York: Ballantine Books, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Beagle to David G. Hartwell on the title page: "For David, / oldest of editorial friends ... / Peter S. Beagle." A novel set in late twentieth-century California, in a twilight zone where time and space are telescoped and the world is imperiled by dark forces summoned by black magic. "Thinly plotted, but humorous and enjoyable." - Maxim Jakubowski. Its "tone is ultimately darker than in his earlier books." - Darrell Schweitzer. " ... a tale of magic, illusion, and delusion, mixed with a cast of human characters only he could create." - Publisher's blurb. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-23. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A nice association copy. (#158873).
"First Edition: September 1986 / 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.