HENRY BROCKEN: HIS TRAVELS & ADVENTURES IN THE RICH, STRANGE, SCARCE-IMAGINABLE REGIONS OF ROMANCE. London, Glasgow, Melbourne, Auckland: W. Collins Sons & Co Ltd., n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-4] 5-237 [238: printer's imprint] [239-246: ads], illustrations by Marian Ellis, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange. Revised edition. The author's first work of fiction, first published in 1904. A novel that "hovers strangely between the abstract and the particular. Brocken sets out on an allegorical journey to various booklands, where he meets characters like Jane Eyre, Nick Bottom, Sleeping Beauty and Criseyde; but the mild educational benignity of the trip is destroyed, in the end, by Brocken's refusal of Criseyde's erotic needs, and he is cast back, defeated, into a dry mortality." - Clute and Grant, The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 261. Bleiler, Supernatural Fiction Writers, pp. 499-500. Bleiler (1978), p. 59. Reginald 04029. Early owner's signature dated 1925 on the front free endpaper. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, some tanning to endpapers, a very good copy. (#161653).
No statement of printing.