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(BRADBURY, Ray, intro.) SKEETERS, Paul W.

Sidney H. Sime, Master of Fantasy.

Pasadena, CA, Ward Ritchie Press, 1978 Stock Code: 139783
£300.00
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Notes

First edition, number 73 of 200 copies signed by Bradbury and Skeeters, additionally number 16 of 50 copies with a copy of Arthur Machen's drawing for Sime's "The Hill of Dreams" loosely inserted, and a dust jacket reproducing "A Beast" by Sime, both numbered in manuscript. This is the definitive work on the artist noted for illustrating the stories of Lord Dunsany. Sidney Herbert Sime (1865-1941) became known for his fantastical and satirical style in 1895 "when the magazine Pick-Me-Up, which employed distinguished artists, started to publish his cartoons about the afterlife" (ODNB). A further 26 signed and lettered copies and a paperback trade issue of this edition were also released.

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Description

Large octavo. Perfect-bound in original black morocco, titles to spine and front cover in silver. With the limited issue jacket.

Illustrations

Illustrated throughout with black and white reproductions of Sime's work.

Condition

A couple of faint marks to jacket; else a fine copy.

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