VALDAR THE OFT-BORN: A SAGA OF SEVEN AGES. London: C. Arthur Pearson, Limited, 1895. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii]  2-416, sixteen inserted plates with illustrations by Harold Piffard, original pictorial maroon cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition, first binding. "Fantasy saga of a son of Odin who, upsetting the laws of his polar country and bringing about ragnarok, is doomed to many reincarnations through the ages; basically a series of bloodthirsty historical adventures in a similar vein to [Arnold's] PHRA THE PHOENICIAN." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 98. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-70. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 717. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 370. Bleiler (1978), p. 87. Reginald 06387. Wolff 2799. Faint owner's name on front free endpaper. Light wear to corner tips, a bright, very good copy. A nice copy of an attractive book rarely found in nice condition. (#167244).
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