London: Grant Richards, 1902. First Edition. Wide crown octavo, original brown cloth, printed paper title label on spine panel. 206 pp. Paper lightly browned and a bit fragile, front endpaper with a small chip at the fore-edge, cloth with light wear at spine tips and corners; paper title label on spine darkened. A very good copy. Goldstone & Sweetser Item 8a. Item #311807
¶ A collection of essays on literature; in which Machen looks at its effect on readers and wherein he describes the ability of the highest literature, in its examination of the unknown and infinite, to provide the reader with ecstasy.