THE THREE MULLA-MULGARS. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1919. Large octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-275 [276: blank] [note: first two leaves are blanks], twelve inserted plates with illustrations, eight in color, four in black and white, by Dorothy P. Lathrop, other black and white illustrations by Lathrop in the text, publisher's pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped gold, top edge stained yellow, other edges untrimmed, pictorial endpapers printed in yellow. The first U.S. edition and the first printing with illustrations by Lathrop. This Knopf edition preceded the 1921 Duckworth edition with these Lathrop illustrations; Duckworth's edition was printed in America from the Knopf plates. "... arguably WDLM's single greatest fiction, and certainly one of the central animal fantasies of the 20th century ..." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, pp. 261-62. "A stylized, mystical fairy tale ... Lush and imaginative writing establishes a strange, poetic world of intense natural beauty." - Waggoner, The Hills of Faraway 317. Barron, ed., Fantasy and Horror (1999) 5-83. Barron, ed., Fantasy Literature 3-111. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 294. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1926-29. Bleiler (1978), p. 59. Reginald 04035. A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with wear, short tears and shallow loss along top and bottom edges and some general dust soiling. An attractive copy. Scarce thus. (#160160).
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