A Prisoner in Fairyland.
(The Book that "Uncle Paul" Wrote)
First edition, first impression. The sequel to The Education of Uncle Paul which was first published in 1909. Blackwood became “Uncle Paul” to children in his own family and those of his friends. He delighted in having the fun of the children without the responsibility. Blackwood was of the opinion that children, like animals, had not lost their instinctive closeness to nature or their innocence, both of which became dulled with age. A Prisoner in Fairyland reflects this youthful closeness to the natural, and supernatural, world
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Octavo. Original olive green cloth, front board blocked in black with pictorial design by K. W. Diefenback, front and spine lettered in gilt, Vignette title page by Diefenback, circulating library plate to front pastedown, ownership signature of E. M. Hammond to front free endpaper, publishers’ catalogue at end. Ex circulating library copy free from marks, light shelf wear at extremities, nicks to head and tail of spine, front hinge cracked but holding, endpapers toned, mark to rear pastedown from removal of library label, very slight foxing in places, else a good copy.