(#170196) TWO AND TWO MAKE FIVE. Vernon Knowles.

TWO AND TWO MAKE FIVE. London: George Newnes Limited, n.d. [1935]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5 [6-10] 11-255 [256], original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge stained blue, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed. First edition. Collects seven fantasy stories selected from HERE AND OTHERWHERE (1926) and SILVER NUTMEGS (1927) combined with some new material. Includes several of his better stories, "The Shop in the Off-Street" and "The Chimpanzee" and novella, "A Set of Chinese Boxes." "Knowles's work is in the tradition of Richard Garnett and has affinities with the work of Lord Dunsany and Donald Corley, but he affects a more naive and relaxed style than any of these. His best stories are amusing literary confections." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 5-169. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction, 967. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1589-91. Larnach, Materials Towards a Checklist of Australian Fantasy to 1937 (1950), p. 14. Bleiler (1978), p. 116. Reginald 08399. Top edge stain faded, a very good copy in a very good price-clipped pictorial dust jacket with wear at edges, two tiny internal tape mends, some general dust soiling, and light tanning to the spine panel. (#170196).

Price: $250.00

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