LION-MAN AN EASTER'S TALE. Cripps.

LION-MAN AN EASTER'S TALE. London: The Sheldon Press, [1928]. Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4 [5] 6-127 [128: blank] + 4 pages of publisher's ads inserted at rear, original red cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Cripps on the front free endpaper: "Mrs. S. Stokes --- / with best wishes /from Arthur S. Cripps / June, 1928." "Boys' adventure, set in Africa, with a marked religiosity; witchcraft brings about an epidemic of lycanthropy, even infecting the missionary/narrator. Clearly based on authentic folklore, and told with unexpectedly droll humor. An entertaining read, and a scarce book, no doubt." - Robert Knowlton. The author wrote frequently about South Africa and Rhodesia. Day, The Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature, p. 21. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Cloth a bit spotted, but a bright, very good copy in good pictorial dust jacket with chips at edges and closed tears with associated wrinkles at lower edge of front panel. An uncommon book. (#167231).

Price: $350.00

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"First published 1928" on copyright page.