THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS AND OTHER TALES. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1888. Octavo, pp. [1-2: blank] [3-9] 10-346 [1-6: ads] + 24-page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, original blue cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel, top and fore-edges untrimmed, floral patterned endpapers. First edition. "Witty, literate fantasies drawing upon a vast store of esoteric knowledge veined with delicious irony." - Robert Knowlton. "This collection of stories which cover many times and places with cosmopolitan learning is almost unique in literature. Wryly whimsical narratives, rather than formal stories, they are gracefully expressed, witty, and timeless. Only Vernon Lee has been able to work successfully in the same vein." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 675. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-63. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1986-88. Tymn (ed), Fantasy of Literature, pp. 90-1. Bleiler (1978), p. 80. Reginald 05799. Wolff 2412. Paul Jordan Smith's bookplate affixed to the front paste-down, gift inscriptions dated 1892 and 1910 on front free endpaper. Cloth lightly worn along bottom edges, a bright, tight, very good copy. (#170759).

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