THE EDUCATION OF UNCLE PAUL.
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1909. First Edition (& 1st printing). Hardcover. Octavo, original brick-red cloth with a decorative device stamped in blind and gilt titles on spine & front panel, top edges gilt. 348 pp. Publisher's Presentation Copy, with "PRESENTATION COPY" embossed in blind on the title leaf. With a bookplate on the front paste-down from "The English Library Lending Department", unused and with no checkout or return dates and with a small, simple 'canceled' stamp. Spine panel a bit faded, light wear to cloth at spine head; a very good copy. Technically, an ex-Lending Library copy, but as it was obviously never lent out (and - just as likely - never read at all); it's a bit of a moot point. Ashley A.5.1. Very Good. Item #312795
¶ Mystical Fantasy novel. Paul Rivers ('Uncle Paul') returns to England after twenty years in North America to stay with his widowed sister and her children. Uncle Paul has an affinity with the children and they share a number of "adventures", mostly by slipping through the crack between today and tomorrow to a timeless land of eternal hope and self-realization. [Ashley, ALGERNON BLACKWOOD, A Bio-Bibliography, 1987].