THE WORM OUROBOROS. A Romance. Illustrated by Keith Henderson. An Inscribed Copy in Dust Jacket.
New York: Albert & Charles Boni. . First American Edition. Hardcover. First American edition. Black cloth designed and lettered in gilt. Pictorial end papers by Keith Henderson. 445 pp.,frontispiece & 5 additional full-page illustrations printed on text paper but not included in the pagination, as well as some smaller vignette illustrations in the text, all by Henderson. Inscribed by the author on the verso of the front free endpaper: "Anne Furse / from / E.R. Eddison / 28th June 1926". Slight tanning to spine panel and gilt on spine slightly dull; minor foxing to page edges, a very good clean copy in a supplied dust jacket. This is a nice, attractive example of the pictorial wrap-around dust jacket which has a tiny bit of chipping at head & foot of spine panel and is slightly darkened along the spine, price corner on upper front flap clipped. The jacket on this copy is completely unrestored in any way; this American dust jacket is very fragile and is almost always badly chipped or repaired. An excellent copy. Near Fine. Item #312506
¶ The author’s first novel, a classic of high fantasy. "I still think of him as the greatest and most convincing writer of ‘invented worlds’ that I have read. - J.R.R. Tolkien. This American edition dates from four years after the UK edition, which was published in 1922. This edition bears a preliminary note by James Branch Cabell praising the book which is not present in the earlier UK edition. The author never travelled to America, inscribed copies of the American edition are rare.