The Fiddler of Carne. A North Sea Winter's Tale.Edinburgh: Patrick Geddes & Colleagues, 1896 Stock Code: 91905
First edition, first impression, of the author's third book. Ernest Rhys (1859-1946) gave up his job as an engineer in the coal industry to become a writer. He soon became a well-known figure on the London literary scene and founded the Rhymers' Club, which met in a room above Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in Fleet Street. J. M. Dent's Everyman collection was his idea. He intended it to be "a collection of the great literatures, beginning with the English, so co-ordinated that if its readers began with one creative book, they would want another and another till the great public had the world literature within its grasp".
Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and front board in black, top edge green, other edges uncut, patterned endpapers. With the dust jacket.
Neat gift inscription to half-title dated 1921. Prelims a little finger-marked. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with one tiny closed tear a few faint marks to the rear panel.
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