Lud-in-the-Mist.London: W. Collins & Sons, 1926 Stock Code: 112936
"A little golden miracle of a book" Neil GaimanFirst edition, first impression, of this important fantasy novel by the Bloomsbury poet Hope Mirrlees (1887-1978), which "beautifully handles... Olde Englisshe folk culture in the mode later made popular by Tolkien" (Blieler). In 2011 Neil Gaiman described the work as "one of the finest fantasy novels in the English language... It is a little golden miracle of a book". Copies surviving with the jacket in any condition are scarce, and this example retains the fugitive blue ink printing to the flaps, though more faded to rear panel. This copy has the variant state red cloth binding, with no priority between this and the brown.
Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With dust jacket.
Contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Minor wear to extremities, text block lightly toned, mild spotting to final few leaves. An excellent copy in a worn and lightly soiled jacket with darkened spine panel and loss to extremities affecting some letters.
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