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LINDSAY, David.

Devil's Tor.

London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1932 Stock Code: 136486
£2,750.00
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"there is nothing comparable in English fantastic literature" (Bleiler)

First edition, first impression, of Lindsay's magnum opus, the fifth and final novel published in his lifetime. In Devil's Tor, "the central characters realise that they are the last representatives of an ancient spiritual force which must renew itself through their marriage. Lindsay here subverts the reader's novelistic expectations by revealing all apparently human thoughts and conversations as actually the workings of a transcendent destinal agency" (ODNB). Bleiler notes that "for massive power there is nothing comparable in English fantastic literature" (Bleiler).The book is notably uncommon in the jacket.

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Description

Octavo. Original black cloth, title to spine in gilt. With dust jacket.

Condition

Spine minimally cocked and faintly browned, short ink line to front cover, board edges gently faded, light foxing to book block edges and endmatter, small splash mark to upper outer tip of book block; in the price-clipped jacket with somewhat browned spine, foxing and light marks to panels, small chip and short tear to foot of spine, tiny nicks to extremities, nonetheless an unusually nice example, a very good copy indeed.

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