THE MEZENTIAN GATE. [Plaistow: The Curwen Press, 1958.]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The incomplete first book of the Zimiamvian trilogy that was written backwards. It was to precede A FISH DINER IN MEMISON (1941) and MISTRESS OF MISTRESSES (1935). Published here is the portion of the work, the opening chapters and the final hundred pages that form the conclusion, that had been completed at the time of the author's death. Includes the text of an important letter from Eddison to his brother that discusses the trilogy (a fourth work was contemplated). Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-126. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 600. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature V, pp. 2206-13. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 86-7. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with small unnecessary internal tape mend at upper spine end that does not show through. A lovely copy. (#159284).
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