THE VINTAGE OF DREAMS: PETER'S PILGRIMAGE -- PRINCESS CHRISTINA -- THE DEATH OF THE MASTER -- THE STUDENT AND THE BEAR -- THE ISLAND OF THE MUSES -- THE BEQUEST OF APOLLO. London: Elkin Mathews, 1904. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-223 [224: ads], original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge stained gray, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. Includes several fantasies,"The Student and the Bear," a man reincarnated as a bear discusses philosophy with a Hedonist, before eating him, "The Island of the Muses," a flying island peopled by earth's greatest dead artists, musicians and poets, "The Bequest of Apollo," an ancient god protects a believer from harm's way, as well as several tales, "Peter's Pilgrimage" and "The Death of the Master," with death themes. Aesthetic style, ironic tone throughout. Bleiler (1978), p. 127. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Cloth a bit rubbed along bottom edges, spine panel a trifle dull, a very good copy. An uncommon book. (#95036).
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