(#173081) TALES OF WONDER. Lord Dunsany, Edward Plunkett.

TALES OF WONDER. London: Elkin Mathews, MCMXVI [1916]. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] ix [x] xi [xii] [1] 2-187 [188: printer's imprint] [note: first leaf is a blank], six inserted plates with illustrations by Sidney H. Sime, original gray boards with tan linen shelf back, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in dark blue. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Dunsany on the first blank: "To Edward Urwick / a slight return for / his sonnet / from / Dunsany / Feb: 14th 1917." The author's tenth book. "Excellent stories ... With wonderful Sime illustrations." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 579. Edward Urwick is probably the prolific academic writer Edward Johns Urwick (1867-1945), British economist and political scientist, who was professor of Economic Science at King's College and director of the department of Social Science and Administration in the London School of Economics when this inscription was written. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 75. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 907. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, p. 78. See Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-123. Bleiler (1978), p. 66. Reginald 04630. Anderson I.10.a.1. Spine panel darkened, boards rubbed and dusty, front free endpaper missing, still a sound, good copy. (#173081).

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"First Published .... October, 1916" on copyright page.