(#173211) JIMBO: A FANTASY. Algernon Blackwood.

JIMBO: A FANTASY. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1909. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [ix-x] 1-225 [226-230 blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], original pictorial gray boards printed in black and gray, with gray cloth shelf back, spine printed in black. First U.S. edition. Ashley states that the U.S. edition "was bound from signatures printed in England," but the U.S. copyright page has printer's slug for Norwood Press of Norwood, Massachusetts, and no mention of a UK printer is present on sheets. One of two noted variant bindings, the other being gray boards with front and spine panels printed in black. The author's fourth book and first novel, preceded by three collections of short fiction. Blackwood's glimpse into the mind of a child filled with imagination, fright and wonder. "JIMBO is one of the best of Blackwood's studies of the peculiar horrors and ecstasies of childhood." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 178. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 36-7. Bleiler (1978), p. 24. Reginald 01391. Ashley A.4.4. Owner's signature dated February 1940 on the front free endpaper. Boards rubbed at corners, spine tanned, tiny damp stain on spine panel, a very good copy of a fairly scarce book seldom found in nice condition. (#173211).

Price: $100.00

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Printing identification statement for this book:
"Published February, 1909" on copyright page.