PHANTASTES. A Faerie Romace For Men And Women.
Price: $325.00 CAD
Place Published: Boston
Publisher: Loring, Publisher; 205 Washington Street, 35 School Street
Date Published: No Date .
Edition: First American Edition
Condition: Very Good
Book Id: 301820
First (or early) American edition. Octavo, original brown cloth elaborately titled in gold with borders in blind on front panel, spine panel titled in gold, rear panel bordered in blind. 286 pp. A few old names lightly inked out on front free endpaper, cloth lightly worn at edges, somewhat motted, small split on spine panel, inner hinges cracking. A very good copy. ¶ The author's first novel, a vastly influential and seminal nineteenth century work. Allegorical, fantastic, supernatural - one o f the first 'modern' fantasy novels. Macdonald was a friend of Charles Dodgson, 'Phantastes' is not only considered to be an influential work upon 'Alice in Wonderland', but also upon later writers - C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin and others. A brilliant work