(#171833) MR. GODLY BESIDE HIMSELF. Gerald Bullett.

MR. GODLY BESIDE HIMSELF. London: John Lane The Bodley Head, [1924]. Octavo, pp. [i-ii: blank] [iii-vi] vii-viii [1-2] 3-310 [311-312: ads], original gray cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge stained yellow, other edges untrimmed. First edition. A man exchanges places with his fairy double and goes to Fairyland, which he finds in political turmoil, verging on revolution. "Like several other notable fantasies of the period, the novel pleads eloquently for a healthy reconciliation of reason and imagination, lest modern human life become utterly arid." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 148. "A fine book, exploring the same moral territory as Mirrleess's LUD-IN-THE-MIST and Irwin's THESE MORTALS, but in a more ironic vein." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-55. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 299. Bleiler (1978), p. 34. Reginald 02125. Tiny early owner's signature and date at the top edge of the front free endpaper. A fine copy in very good 7/6 decorated dust jacket (designed by E. P.) with wear along top and bottom edges and some general dust soiling. (#171833).

Price: $350.00

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"First published in 1924" on copyright page.