London: Macmillan and Co.,Limited, St. Martin's Street. 1911. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. Octavo, original grey cloth titled in gilt on spine and front panel, wra-around pictorial image by Robertson in blind on all covers, pictorial endpapers with the same image by Robertson in colours. 347 pp +  pp publisher's ads for other titles by Blackwood +  pp publisher's catalogue NEW MACMILLAN NOVELS dated 20.8.11 at rear. Inner hinges slightly cracked; spine panel dull and light wear to cloth at head & heel and along the back hinge of the spine panel. A sound, very good copy of a scarce book. Very Good. Item #312514
¶ Set in the Caucasus between the Black and Caspian Seas, THE CENTAUR centres on Terence O’Malley, a journalist of mystical temperament who is studying the peoples of the area. O’Malley, at odds with the pace and materialism of the modern world, rejects this way of life and instead countenances a return to nature which he interprets as a sense of kinship with the universe. This mystical novel weaves a fascinating tale while, at the same time, making a passionate plea for a lifestyle that is closer to nature. One of the most effective of mystical novels, deeply felt, very nicely imagined." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction. H.P. Lovecraft wrote of Blackwood: "He is the one absolute and unquestioned master of weird atmosphere."