MR. ANTIPHILOS, SATYR ... Translated from the French by John Howard. With an Introduction by Jack Lewis. New York: Lieber & Lewis, 1922. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-272, title page printed in black and green, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, publisher's device stamped in blind on rear panel, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition in English. Later issue with Albert & Charles Boni title leaf dated 1924 tipped in between the half title and title leaves. A translation of LETTRES D'UN SATYR (1913), a whimsical satire in which an ancient Satyr is induced by a woman to leave the forest and streams he loves and enter a French town to live with a group of modern men and women. "Gourmont is an intellectual spider spinning a web of widely radiant interests. Here he seizes on the rich diversity of complex life to-day as seen by a simple soul unused to the makeshifts of civilization." - jacket blurb. Also includes three stories from COLORS (1908), "Blue," "Zinzoline," and "White." Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 426. Bleiler (1978), p. 84. Reginald 06188. A fine copy in very good printed dust jacket with light wear at edges and chip from head of spine panel. Uncommon in jacket. (#94994).
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