JIMBO: A FANTASY. Algernon Blackwood.

JIMBO: A FANTASY. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1909. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vi] vii-ix [x] [1-2] 3-258 [259-260: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank], original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Blackwood to Edith Richardson who designed the decorative circular borders enclosing each chapter number: "To Edith Richardson /from Algernon Blackwood / April 1909 / But for your appreciation & / sympathy, this book would / never have come out, & the / drawings you made for it / are in my judgment the best / part of it." The author's fourth book and first novel, preceded by three collections of short fiction. "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.4.1. Spine panel a trifle age-darkened, gold lettering on spine panel a bit dull, some age-darkening to free endpapers, partial hairline cracks to inner hinges, still a very good, tight copy. Two small unpublished pen and ink sketches by Richardson laid in. A nice association copy of a scarce book. (#74242).

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