THE PALE APE And Other Pulses. Inscribed. M. P. SHIEL, Matthew Phipps.
THE PALE APE And Other Pulses. Inscribed.
THE PALE APE And Other Pulses. Inscribed.

THE PALE APE And Other Pulses. Inscribed.

London: T. Werner Laurie. No date [1911]. First Edition, First Impression. First edition. Octavo, original green cloth titled in yellow on spine panel, titled in yellow and with a design of an ape in yellow on front panel, publisher's device in yellow on rear panel. The first issue binding, with "and other happenings" on front panel. 339 pp + [4] pp ads at rear. Title page printed in orange and black. Brief inscription in Shiel's hand to fellow writer and Shiel acolyte Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong (a.k.a. John Gawsworth) tipped onto a preliminary blank "F.A. / M.P. Shiel", with the Realm of Redonda bookplate mounted below this. In addition, the front paste-down has the signature of "John Gawsworth" in pencil. Formerly, Shiel bibliographer Reynold Morse's copy, with his "Ex-Libris RM" bookplate on the front paste-down. Endpapers browned otherwise a virtually fine copy. A beautiful copy of a book which is rearly encountered in superior condition. Item #311496

¶ Collection of supernatural and weird fantasy tales, including several ghost stories and the three tales featuring Cummings King Monk. "An original and well-crafted collection" - Wilson, Shadows in the Attic (2000).

Price: $2,250.00

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