INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES. First Edition, Colonial Issue, in Dust Jacket.
Price: $850.00 CAD
Place Published: London
Publisher: Macmillan and Company
Date Published: 1914.
Edition: First Colonial Edition
Condition: Very Good in Dust Jacket
Book Id: 303241
Octavo, original light blue paper-covered boards stamped in darker blue (vertical stripes and wreaths binding), gilt titles. 366 pp. + 8 pp publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, dated 5.7.14. Issued as volume 642 in Macmillan's Empire Library. The publisher's catalogue bound in at the end of the text is for MACMILLAN'S EMPIRE LIBRARY OF COPYRIGHT BOOKS, "For Circulation only in India and the British Dominions over the Seas". Titles up to number 640 are listed, and all volumes are available in paper covers at 2s. 6d.; or 'cloth' covers at 3s.6d. per copy. Minute chipping at spine head and mild tanning to the spine panel, a nice copy, very good, in the very rare dust jacket which has a portrait of the author on the front panel. The jacket is frayed and worn along the edges and there is some internal repair to the spine panel, where a missing section has been neatly reinforced with matching paper; very neatly done. Both front and rear jacket flaps have separated and have been re-affixed with internal paper, there is a small piece of tape on the inside of the rear flap. Overall, a good example of the extremely rare dust jacket. Colonial editions typically preceded the regularly published domestic UK editions but tend to suffer the ravages of the Colonies; even simply nice copies are very scarce, nice copies in jackets are rare. ¶ Blackwood's sixth short story collection, written at the height of his powers. Stories included are 'The Regeneration of Lord Ernie'; 'The Sacrifice'; 'The Damned'; 'A Descent into Egypt'; and 'Wayfarers'. S. T. Joshi has stated that "his work is more consistently meritorious than any weird writer's except Dunsany's" and that this particular short story collection "may be the premier weird collection of this or any other century".