(#171821) KAI LUNG'S GOLDEN HOURS ... With a Preface by Hilaire Belloc. Ernest Bramah, Ernest Bramah Smith.

KAI LUNG'S GOLDEN HOURS ... With a Preface by Hilaire Belloc. London: Grant Richards Ltd., 1924. Large octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xv [xvi] 1-306 [307] [308: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], linen-backed boards, leather label affixed to spine panel, top edge stained gray, other edges untrimmed. Limited edition. Part of the limited issue, but an out-of-series unnumbered copy, not signed by the author, with "In addition to the 250 --- / there were nine office copies / of which this is No. 5" handwritten below the printed limitation statement. The second and best Kai Lung collection. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 42-3. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-48. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 980. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 827-30. Reginald 01825. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Front cover damp stained, a very good, internally fine copy in a worn and torn -- but very rare -- trial dust jacket advertising an introduction by Grant Richards which did not appear in the published book. (#171821).

Price: $250.00

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"'Kai Lung's Golden Hours' was / first published in 1922. This / edition is limited to two hundred / and fifty copies, signed by the / author" on limitation page.