INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES. Algernon Blackwood.

INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1914. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] vii [viii] 1 [2] 3-366 1-2 [ads] + undated 8-page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, original decorated dark green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind. First edition. Presentation copy with contemporary signed inscription by Blackwood to English writer Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) on front free endpaper: "Hilaire Belloc / from / Algernon Blackwood / 1914." Belloc and Blackwood were close friends and Blackwood was a frequent visitor at Belloc's retreat at Kingsland in Sussex. A collection of five long mystical stories including the powerful "The Regeneration of Lord Ernie." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 36-7. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-26. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 184. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 38-40. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1448-49. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-31. Bleiler (1978), p. 24. Reginald 01390. Ashley A.12.1. Gold lettering on spine panel dull, top edge of text block dusty, a near fine copy. A superb association copy. (#71688).

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