(#173755) A DREAMER'S TALES. Lord Dunsany, Edward Plunkett.

A DREAMER'S TALES. London: George Allen & Sons, 1910. Octavo, nine inserted plates with illustrations by Sidney H. Sime, publisher's light blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition, first printing, first state, later binding. One of several variant copies of the first printing, an early copy in a not too later binding. Integral title leaf "with illustrations by S. H. Sime" on verso; later binding with "George Allen" at base of spine panel, but with top edge gilt and other edges untrimmed. The author's fourth book. Collects sixteen stories. "A mixed collection of pure fantasies, semi-allegories, and turns of fancy." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 576. "A Dreamer's Tales tells of the mystery that sent forth all men from Bethmoora in the desert; of the vast gate of Perdondaris, that was carved from a single piece of ivory; and of the voyage of poor old Bill, whose captain cursed the crew and paid calls on nasty-looking isles new-risen from the sea, with low thatched cottages having evil, obscure windows." - Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature, p. 99. See Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-123. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 576. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 74. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 897. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, p. 77. Bleiler (1978), p. 65. Reginald 04610. A fine copy. A stunning copy of a classic collection of Dunsany's short fiction. (#173755).

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