(#162015) GOD LIKES THEM PLAIN: SHORT STORIES. Eric Linklater.

GOD LIKES THEM PLAIN: SHORT STORIES. London: Jonathan Cape, [1935]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7 [8-10] 11-317 [318-320: blank] + 8-pages of publisher's ads, original gray buckram cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown, bottom edge of sheets untrimmed. First edition. Linklater's first collection of short fiction, a mixed collection of stories, including several excellent supernatural tales. Linklater is often praised for the light touch he brings to material that, at the same time, feels substantial and satisfying. The title story here is an ironic modern fairy tale about a medieval storyteller, a scoundrel who pursues only beautiful women, taking pity on them because God likes the plain ones. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1024. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 128-9. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (priced 7/6 on the front flap) with wear at edges, tape mends at spine ends and corner tips, and some tanning, most noticeably to the spine panel. A presentable example of a scarce jacket. (#162015).

Price: $150.00

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